Salem employment information

IndexSalemWest VirginiaNational
Income per capita$14,721$23,237$28,555
Median household income$35,167$41,576$53,482
Median income owner occupied$41,141$49,643$68,142
Median income renter occupied$16,369$22,634$33,219
Median earnings male$17,852$34,030$36,116
Median earnings female$20,243$21,583$25,692
Unemployment rate4.4%4.4%5.8%
Poverty level19.2%18.1%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Salem is 48% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Salem is 34% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Salem is 25% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Salem is 23% higher than the national average.

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Salem median earnings by income bracket

Salem employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.3%1.7%
Manufacturing sector10.5%0.0%
Financial & insurance services1.4%0.8%
Wholesale & retail services12.2%9.7%
Public administration6.8%8.3%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.8%5.0%
Education, health & social services23.3%42.7%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Hepzibah, WV596$63,12518%
Lost Creek, WV475$53,2950%
West Milford, WV710$44,46417%
Stonewood, WV1,962$44,06318%
Lumberport, WV1,052$38,75028%
Salem, WV1,861$35,16734%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Smackover, AR1,862$42,10221%
Westville, OK1,860$27,77848%
Shannon, GA1,862$37,83029%
Hughesville, PA1,860$45,89314%
Warsaw, KY1,860$34,25036%
Salem, WV1,861$35,16734%
Source: The Salem, WV employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.