Cost of Doing Business

 

Hourly Wages for Production Occupations

Locations Entry Median Average Experienced
Ashe County 10.75 $14.12 $14.57 $16.48
Forsyth County $9.46 $15.01 $16.62 $20.20
Mecklenburg County $9.98 $15.11 $16.88 $20.33
North Carolina $9.59 $15.85 $16.73 $18.98

Source: NC Department of Commerce, ACCESSNC, NC Economic Data and Site Information 2015

The $14.57 average hourly wage of a Production worker in Ashe County is…

  • 13% lower than the statewide average
  • 12% lower than Forsyth County
  • 14% lower than Mecklenburg County

The $16.48 hourly wage for an Experienced Production worker in Ashe County is…

  •  13% lower than than the State of North Carolina as a whole
  •  18% lower than Forsyth County
  •  19% lower than Mecklenburg County

In addition to the competitive labor costs of doing business in Ashe, companies also enjoy some of the lowest real property and personal property taxes in the entire state of North Carolina. 

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