Morganton Jobs

  • Truck Driver - Team Dedicated. We Train!

    C.R. England - Morganton, NC

    C.R. England is now hiring Team Truck Drivers for our Dedicated Division As a Dedicated Team, you will carry freight for one customer, and one customer only. Dedicated Team...

    from C.R. England - 30+ days ago
  • Class A CDL Van Owner Operator - 866-602-4102

    Watkins-shepard Trucking - Morganton, NC

    With a Watkins Shepard trucking job, you can count on us to work with you and support you like family. We’re looking for proactive truck drivers who will get the job done. If...

    from Watkins-Shepard Trucking - 18 days ago
  • Experienced Class A CDL Truck Drivers

    USA Truck - Morganton, NC

    Experienced Driver CDL-A Jobs Recruiters are standing by! 866-541-2012 Can Experienced Drivers grow with USA Truck? Definitely! Welcome to the new USA Truck. Fill out the...

    from USA Truck - 13 days ago
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Morganton, North Carolina

Morganton is a city in Burke County, North Carolina, United States. “Reader's Digest� included Morganton in its list of top ten places to raise a family, and the town was recently profiled in "The 50 Best Small Southern Towns." The population was 17,310 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Burke County . Twenty minutes outside of Morganton is the manmade Lake James, which is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains. The lake offers an abundance of summertime recreation that includes: fishing, boating, canoeing, and camping. There are also multiple ski areas located approximately an hour from Morganton; these ski areas include, but are not limited to, Ski Beech, Sugar Mountain, and Hawks Nest. Morganton is located on Interstate-40 and has a central location to the cities of Hickory , Asheville , Charlotte and Winston-Salem .

Morganton Careers

Among the most common occupations in Morganton are Management, professional, and related occupations, 31%; Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 24%; and Sales and office occupations, 20%. Approximately 72 percent of workers in Morganton, North Carolina work for companies, 20 percent work for the government and 4 percent are self-employed.

Morganton Industries

The leading industries in Morganton, North Carolina are Manufacturing, 28%; Educational, health and social services, 23%; and Retail trade, 10%. Simply Hired's Morganton job listings indicate that the following industries in Morganton are hiring the most workers:

Morganton Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Morganton, North Carolina is $26,920, and the median income of households in Morganton was $34,678.

Average Salaries in Morganton, NC

Morganton, NC


According to our Morganton Trends data, the number of Morganton, North Carolina jobs has increased by 23% since April 2013.
Morganton job trends

Morganton Employment Statistics

Population of Morganton
Total population 17,310
Male 48.78%
Female 51.22%
Median age 39.1
Morganton Housing
Owner-occupied homes 57.0%
Median cost of a home $92,300
Median mortgage payment $602
Renter-occupied homes 43.0%
Vacant housing 6.6%
Median monthly rent $475
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $29,118
Median for all female full-time $24,723
Household Income
Less than $10,000 14%
$10,000 to $14,999 8%
$15,000 to $24,999 14%
$25,000 to $34,999 16%
$35,000 to $49,999 18%
$50,000 to $74,999 16%
$75,000 to $99,999 7%
$100,000 to $149,999 4%
$150,000 to $199,999 2%
$200,000 or more 2%
Less than 9th grade 16%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 14%
High school graduate 25%
Some college, no degree 18%
Associate's degree 7%
Bachelor's degree 13%
Graduate degree 7%
Marital Status
Never married 23%
Currently married 55%
Separated 3%
Widowed 9%
Divorced 10%
White 77%
Black or African American 13%
Asian 2%
Other 8%
Morganton Commute
Carpool 14.0%
Public transportation 0.6%
Average travel time 19 minutes