What kind of jobs are there in Charlotte, NC?

Because it's the headquarters for Bank of America and has major offices for Wells Fargo, Charlotte is sometimes perceived as just a banking town. While the financial industry is central to the region, it's not the only major employer. Others include Lowe's, which is headquartered in nearby Mooresville, and American Airlines puts many Charlotte residents to work. Home of the NASCAR Hall of Fame and the Charlotte Motor Speedway, motorsports are another major part of both the economy and the culture of the metro area.

The unemployment rate in Charlotte is lower than the national average. The average salary in Charlotte is on par with the national average.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 6.7 /10

How we calculate this.


Charlotte has a healthier job market than similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary


Charlotte
$49,600

USA
$49,630

Unemployment Rate this Year

4.2%
of people are without a job

0.2% lower than national average

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Top Industries in Charlotte

Accommodation and Food Services

Total Employment
107,200
Waiter and Waitress
Salary: $18k - $26k

Health Care and Social Assistance

Total Employment
102,000
Nursing Aide
Salary: $22k - $31k

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

Total Employment
87,800
Janitor
Salary: $20k - $31k