Charleston | SC | USA

Labor & Employment Stats

The Charleston region offers local employers a growing pool of 350,000+ skilled workers. The region’s education and workforce training system continues to build a solid base of technically-skilled workers in engineering, information technology and more.

Employment & Wages by Occupation

Occupation Title2016 Total Employment2016 Avg Hourly Wage ($)2016 Median Hourly Wage ($)
All Occupations327,710$21.39$16.81
Architecture and Engineering Occupations7,060$35.29$33.91
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations3,510$21.54$17.70
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations12,320$11.56$10.41
Business and Financial Operations Occupations14,570$32.44$29.36
Community and Social Service Occupations3,700$21.58$19.72
Computer and Mathematical Occupations9,990$36.50$35.23
Construction and Extraction Occupations14,410$18.97$17.51
Education, Training, and Library Occupations18,150$23.49$22.20
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations480$18.40$16.23
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations35,410$10.75$9.31
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations23,040$36.20$30.38
Healthcare Support Occupations8,640$14.29$13.45
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations14,660$21.31$20.31
Legal Occupations2,820$32.78$24.72
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations1,660$29.84$26.63
Management Occupations14,860$47.89$41.66
Office and Administrative Support Occupations49,290$17.04$15.53
Personal Care and Service Occupations8,570$11.57$9.43
Production Occupations19,440$19.88$18.41
Protective Service Occupations8,060$18.38$17.43
Sales and Related Occupations36,660$15.98$11.36
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations20,420$17.27$14.67
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Wages & Employment By Occupation Survey 2016, Released 4/2017

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