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 Title2015 Total Employment2015 Avg Hourly Wage ($)2015 Median Hourly Wage ($)
All Occupations 317,390$20.94$16.52
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 7,730$35.48$34.63
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 3,280$20.70$17.84
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 12,040$11.34$10.21
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 14,300$31.18$28.54
Community and Social Service Occupations 3,060$21.83$19.98
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 9,250$36.00$34.57
Construction and Extraction Occupations 12,780$18.74$17.25
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 18,410$23.64$22.70
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 480$16.38$15.30
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 33,010$10.54$9.20
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 22,230$34.31$29.20
Healthcare Support Occupations 7,720$13.68$12.89
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 13,690$21.37$20.17
Legal Occupations 2,270$31.45$23.85
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1,590$29.38$26.72
Management Occupations 14,630$47.20$41.51
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 48,750$16.81$15.30
Personal Care and Service Occupations 8,570$11.47$9.80
Production Occupations 19,010$19.71$18.25
Protective Service Occupations 7,770$18.07$17.07
Sales and Related Occupations 35,350$15.27$10.77
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 21,460$16.26$14.18
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Wages & Employment By Occupation Survey 2015, Released 4/2016

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