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Income & Earnings

Nestled in the Allegheny Mountains of western Virginia, the Alleghany Highlands offer opportunities for businesses and families; for entrepreneurs and outdoors enthusiasts.Learn why the region is the natural choice.

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Per Capita Personal Income

Per capita personal income in the Alleghany Highlands, while lower than Virginia’s and the nation’s (but, so is the cost of living here), rose at a much faster pace than either from 2008 to 2011. The 2011 figures are the most recent available.

2008 2009 2010 2011 06-09 %
Alleghany Highlands $30,794 $30,724 $31,739 $33,513 +8.8%
Virginia $44,676 $44,057 $44,134 $46,107 +3.2%
United States $40,673 $39,635 $39,791 $41,560 +5.2%

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis

Alleghany Highlands Median Family Income

Median family income in the Alleghany Highlands has rebounded to its 2010 level, and has grown 7.0 percent since 2008.

Source: US Department of Housing & Urban Development

Average Yearly Wages for Selected Occupations

Professional, Technical & Managerial
Manager-Computer/Information Systems $102,670
Manager-General Operations $88,090
Manager-Human Resources $88,460
Manager-Industrial Production $88,700
Engineer-Electrical $90,920
Engineer-Mechanical $87,970
Office & Administrative Support
Bookkeeping/Accounting Clerk $33,070
Computer Operator $36,800
Executive Secretary/Administrative Assistant $41,510
Data Entry Keyer $29,740
Customer Service Representative $31,450
Computers
Computer Programmer $60,230
Computer Support Specialist $41,730
Production
Machinist $44,020
First-Line Supervisor of Production & Operations Workers $56,780
Industrial Machinery Mechanic $45,430
Electric & Electronic Equipment Assembler $33,320
Tool & Die Maker $41,350
Helpers-Production Workers $27,150
Materials Movement & Services
Janitor/Cleaner $22,310
Packer & Packager $28,020
Machine Feeders and Offbearers $32,280
Sales
Sales Representative-Wholesale & Manufacturing $55,560
Telemarketers $18,200

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics Survey, May 2012 (most recent available) for the northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, which includes the Highlands and much of the labor shed