Outer Banks Employment



Seeking employment on the Outer Banks? Tourism is the number one industry of our area providing approximately 30,000 jobs each year. Other industries such as commercial fishing, mail order outlets, and businesses which operate through technology also co-exist well with tourism.


Dare County 

Civilian Labor Force 19,039
Number Employed 17,905
Number Unemployed 1,131
Unemployment Rate 5.9%
Est Median Family Income $63,586
Average Annual Wage $34,528

Currituck County
Civilian Labor Force 12, 805
Employed 12, 241
Unemployed 564
Unemployment Rate 4.4%
Average Annual Wage $36,452

A complete listing of Outer Banks businesses is included in our membership directory providing you with valuable information about the types of businesses which are currently operating in our area and how to contact them.

View local job openings posted by Chamber members.

Download this List of Job Titles and Average Earnings in Dare County.



NCWorks Online is a one-stop online resource for job seekers and employers in North Carolina. Job seekers can search for jobs, create resumes, and find education and training. Employers can find candidates, post jobs, and search labor market information.

Please visit www.ncworks.gov  for more information.



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