Labor Statistics

Labor Statistics

Giles County is located in the Allegheny Mountains in the southwest portion of
Virginia, on the border of West Virginia. The county has a long history of
industrial development that began with the westward expansion of this country
when early settlers developed extensive uses for the area resources.
Roanoke is 70 miles east; Richmond, the state capital, is 244 miles east; and
Washington, D.C. is 300 miles northeast.

"In the New River Valley, Celanese has benefited from loyal employees with diverse skill sets and tremendous dedication of our success." Perry Aliotti - District Sales Manager/Celanese.

Celanese Acetate LLC, a maker of Cellulosic manmade fibers, is the largest
employer in Giles County. Chemical Lime Company of Virginia, Inc. is the
2nd largest employer.

"Chemical Lime is here because of the natural resources we need for our products. But, our New River Valley plant has the best workers, with the best work ethic, in our company. " Jon Passic - Virginia Operations/Sales Manager
Chemical Lime Company of Virginia.

Average Property Tax

The median property tax in Giles County, Virginia is $620 per year for a home worth the median value of $90,800. Giles County collects, on average, 0.68% of a property's estimated fair market value as property tax.

Giles County has one of the lowest median property tax rates in the country, with only two thousand one hundred one of the 3145 counties collecting a lower property tax then Giles County.

The average yearly property tax paid by Giles County residents amounts to about 1.32% of their yearly income. Giles County is ranked 2125th of the 3145 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.


Estimated Earnings (May 2008)

Wage

Salary

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand $10.47 - $10.91 $21,773.75 - $22,690.04
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer $16.03 - $16.98 $33,336.98 - $35,313.01
Bus drivers, school $11.41 - $11.73 $23,729.58 - $24,393.31
Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers $14.46 - $14.41 $30,068.87 - $29,963.21
Maintenance and repair workers, general $15.48 - $16.35 $32,198.38 - $34,011.08
Carpenters $14.31 - $14.74 $29,769.40 - $30,655.74
Office clerks, general $11.96 - $12.22 $24,868.18 - $25,416.59
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks $14.16 - $14.31 $29,457.32 - $29,758.03
First-line supervisors/managers of office & admin support workers $18.91 - $20.24 $39,329.77 - $42,096.30
Teachers and instructors, all other $11.29 - $13.02 $23,473.71 - $27,091.79
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education $22.67 - $23.44 $47,163.48 - $48,760.54
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education $23.46 - $24.59 $48,797.23 - $51,147.45
Elementary school teachers, except special education $22.34 - $22.89 $46,457.19 - $47,613.96
General and operations managers $35.62 - $44.43 $74,092.25 - $92,424.32