Hickory Jobs

  • Speech Language Pathologist

    ABC Speech Therapy Solutions, Pllc - Hickory, NC

    Seeking a qualified Speech Language Pathologist (CCC) for great opportunity to work full time or part time for a rapidly growing private pediatric speech therapy practice!...

    from ABC Speech Therapy Solutions, PLLC - 4 days ago
  • Experienced Teams Needed - $10,000 Sign-on Bonus! Midwest Regional.

    C.R. England - Hickory, NC

    Join C.R. England as a Midwest Regional Team. Sign-on bonus is for existing CDL A teams. Earn more, better miles, better bonus payout. Preference given to applicants with proven...

    from C.R. England - 1 day ago
  • Truck Driver - CDL-A Trainees & Recent Student Grads

    Paschall Truck Lines - Hickory, NC

    CDL-A Truck Driver Training Opportunities Paschall Truck Lines may be known for the experienced drivers it has on the roads, but did you know that we offer training for an...

    from Paschall Truck Lines - 1 day ago
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Hickory, North Carolina

Hickory is a city in Catawba County, North Carolina, United States. Hickory has the 162nd largest urban area in the United States. It is the economic, social, and cultural center of the Catawba River Valley. As of the 2000 census, the city had a Metropolitan Combined Statistical Area population of 341,851, making it the 4th largest metropolitan area in North Carolina. The 2000 U.S. Census gave Hickory a population of 37,222, but the city has enjoyed rapid growth since 2000, and its population is currently estimated at 56,267. The CSA, which includes Catawba, Caldwell, Burke, and Alexander Counties is often referred to as the "Unifour," although this name is largely unknown outside the region. Hickory is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 1998 Money Magazine's "most livable place to live" and being named an All-America City three times .

Hickory Economy

The Hickory area is home to many leading manufacturers of furniture and fiber optic cable. Forty percent of the world's fiber optic cable is made in the Hickory area. The region is the home of Vanguard, Bernhardt, Broyhill, Boyles, Century Chair, Century Furniture, Classic Leather, Drexel Heritage, Henredon, Hickory Chair and Mitchell Gold furniture companies. Hickory is also headquarters to optical fiber cable maker Corning Cable Systems, telecommunications cable manufacturer CommScope, and wholesale grocery store distributor Merchants Distributors, Inc. . Ingold Company, Inc., a family-owned roofing and mechanical contracting business, has operated continuously in Hickory since 1895. Leather Miracles, a successful leather and furniture manufacture, also serves as a profitable business that allows the Hickory economy to flourish.

Hickory Careers

Among the most common occupations in Hickory are Management, professional, and related occupations, 31%; Sales and office occupations, 25%; and Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 22%. Approximately 81 percent of workers in Hickory, North Carolina work for companies, 10 percent work for the government and 5 percent are self-employed.

Hickory Industries

The leading industries in Hickory, North Carolina are Manufacturing, 30%; Educational, health and social services, 17%; and Retail trade, 13%. Simply Hired's Hickory job listings indicate that the following industries in Hickory are hiring the most workers:

Hickory Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Hickory, North Carolina is $27,576, and the median income of households in Hickory was $37,236.

Average Salaries in Hickory, NC

Hickory, NC


According to our Hickory Trends data, the number of Hickory, North Carolina jobs has decreased by 22% since October 2013.
Hickory job trends

Hickory Employment Statistics

Population of Hickory
Total population 37,222
Male 48.12%
Female 51.88%
Median age 34.6
Hickory Housing
Owner-occupied homes 55.0%
Median cost of a home $125,000
Median mortgage payment $794
Renter-occupied homes 45.0%
Vacant housing 7.2%
Median monthly rent $540
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $31,486
Median for all female full-time $23,666
Household Income
Less than $10,000 10%
$10,000 to $14,999 6%
$15,000 to $24,999 15%
$25,000 to $34,999 16%
$35,000 to $49,999 17%
$50,000 to $74,999 18%
$75,000 to $99,999 7%
$100,000 to $149,999 6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2%
$200,000 or more 3%
Less than 9th grade 9%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 12%
High school graduate 25%
Some college, no degree 20%
Associate's degree 6%
Bachelor's degree 19%
Graduate degree 9%
Marital Status
Never married 28%
Currently married 50%
Separated 3%
Widowed 8%
Divorced 10%
White 78%
Black or African American 14%
Asian 4%
Other 3%
Hickory Commute
Carpool 14.5%
Public transportation 0.5%
Average travel time 17 minutes