Charleston | SC | USA

Wage Statistics

The Charleston region offers local employers a growing pool of 380,000+ 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 Title2020 Total Employment2020 Median Hourly Wage ($)2020 Avg Hourly Wage ($)
All Occupations342,730$19.03$24.43
Architecture and Engineering Occupations7,940$37.52$39.90
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations3,270$21.88$24.35
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations11,170$12.61$13.86
Business and Financial Operations Occupations17,970$31.74$35.18
Community and Social Service Occupations3,790$20.11$23.17
Computer and Mathematical Occupations11,410$38.15$39.50
Construction and Extraction Occupations15,580$20.60$23.02
Educational Instruction and Library Occupations15,780$22.67$23.28
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations310$17.13$18.56
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations34,650$10.15$12.05
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations27,060$31.62$38.58
Healthcare Support Occupations10,800$15.09$15.93
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations15,310$23.01$23.96
Legal Occupations3,220$28.06$41.40
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations2,040$30.77$34.01
Management Occupations15,270$50.90$58.81
Office and Administrative Support Occupations45,880$18.16$19.47
Personal Care and Service Occupations7,430$11.82$14.74
Production Occupations20,390$20.36$21.99
Protective Service Occupations7,480$19.53$21.15
Sales and Related Occupations36,470$14.28$19.39
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations29,520$14.86$17.07
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Wages & Employment By Occupation Survey 2020, released 3/2021.

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