Salem employment information

IndexSalemVirginiaNational
Income per capita$27,559$33,958$28,555
Median household income$50,590$64,792$53,482
Median income owner occupied$58,576$80,325$68,142
Median income renter occupied$34,105$41,321$33,219
Median earnings male$33,704$41,629$36,116
Median earnings female$23,939$28,890$25,692
Unemployment rate3.7%4.5%5.8%
Poverty level11.6%11.5%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Salem is 3% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Salem is 5% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Salem is 36% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Salem is 25% lower than the national average.

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Salem median earnings by income bracket

Salem employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.8%0.9%
Manufacturing sector12.8%0.1%
Financial & insurance services6.8%7.2%
Wholesale & retail services17.8%16.2%
Public administration8.9%3.5%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.4%2.7%
Education, health & social services13.1%43.4%
Other24.2%21.8%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Daleville, VA2,565$82,01753%
Cloverdale, VA3,179$72,30335%
Cave Spring, VA25,547$65,05322%
Laymantown, VA2,720$64,22620%
Blue Ridge, VA2,823$62,95518%
Salem, VA25,120$50,5905%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Woodstock, IL25,121$57,5838%
Dedham, MA25,111$85,55860%
Statesville, NC25,132$32,60539%
Carrollton, GA25,138$32,96938%
Temple Terrace, FL25,098$50,9785%
Salem, VA25,120$50,5905%
Source: The Salem, VA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.