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    US Xpress - Roanoke, VA

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    from US Xpress - 5 hours ago
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    CRST Van Expedited - Salem, VA

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Salem, Virginia

Salem is an independent city in Virginia, USA, bordered by the city of Roanoke to the east but otherwise adjacent to Roanoke County. The population was 24,747 at the 2000 census. While Salem is politically separate from Roanoke County, the Roanoke County courthouse is located there ; historically, Salem was the county seat of Roanoke County, however the executive government offices for the County are now located in an unincorporated section of the County. Salem and Roanoke County still share jail facilities and participate in a regional water authority, but are otherwise politically separate. Residents of Salem do not pay taxes to Roanoke County. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Salem with Roanoke County for statistical purposes. Roanoke College is located in the city. The NCAA Division III football championship game, the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl, is played there annually. Salem is also the home to a minor league baseball team, the Salem Avalanche.

Salem Careers

Among the most common occupations in Salem are Sales and office occupations, 31%; Management, professional, and related occupations, 28%; and Service occupations, 15%. Approximately 80 percent of workers in Salem, Virginia work for companies, 12 percent work for the government and 4 percent are self-employed.

Salem Industries

The leading industries in Salem, Virginia are Educational, health and social services, 21%; Retail trade, 14%; and Manufacturing, 13%. Simply Hired's Salem job listings indicate that the following industries in Salem are hiring the most workers:

Salem Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Salem, Virginia is $27,832, and the median income of households in Salem was $38,997.

Average Salaries in Salem, VA

Salem, VA


According to our Salem Trends data, the number of Salem, Virginia jobs has decreased by 16% since April 2013.
Salem job trends

Salem Employment Statistics

Population of Salem
Total population 24,747
Male 47.19%
Female 52.81%
Median age 39.2
Salem Housing
Owner-occupied homes 67.6%
Median cost of a home $104,200
Median mortgage payment $662
Renter-occupied homes 32.4%
Vacant housing 4.3%
Median monthly rent $550
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $32,472
Median for all female full-time $23,193
Household Income
Less than $10,000 8%
$10,000 to $14,999 5%
$15,000 to $24,999 17%
$25,000 to $34,999 16%
$35,000 to $49,999 19%
$50,000 to $74,999 19%
$75,000 to $99,999 8%
$100,000 to $149,999 6%
$150,000 to $199,999 1%
$200,000 or more 1%
Less than 9th grade 6%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 12%
High school graduate 32%
Some college, no degree 23%
Associate's degree 7%
Bachelor's degree 13%
Graduate degree 7%
Marital Status
Never married 26%
Currently married 53%
Separated 2%
Widowed 8%
Divorced 11%
White 93%
Black or African American 6%
Asian 1%
Other 0%
Salem Commute
Carpool 9.0%
Public transportation 0.3%
Average travel time 17 minutes