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Charleston | SC | USA

Labor & Employment Stats

The Charleston region offers local employers a growing pool of 370,000+ 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 Title2019 Total Employment2019 Median Hourly Wage ($)2019 Avg Hourly Wage ($)
All Occupations359,310$18.00$22.98
Architecture and Engineering Occupations8,060$37.22$39.35
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations3,440$21.15$24.16
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations12,720$11.75$12.99
Business and Financial Operations Occupations18,240$30.30$32.91
Community and Social Service Occupations3,590$19.84$22.22
Computer and Mathematical Occupations11,300$37.75$39.16
Construction and Extraction Occupations16,680$19.54$21.69
Education, Training, and Library Occupations14,820$22.76$24.16
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations290$17.13$18.15
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations40,320$9.91$11.68
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations26,010$31.40$36.98
Healthcare Support Occupations11,070$14.41$15.01
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations15,730$21.76$22.79
Legal Occupations3,010$26.69$38.93
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations1,950$29.78$33.09
Management Occupations15,490$48.21$54.76
Office and Administrative Support Occupations47,500$17.34$18.54
Personal Care and Service Occupations9,340$11.10$14.02
Production Occupations21,660$19.38$20.82
Protective Service Occupations7,630$19.28$20.58
Sales and Related Occupations38,370$13.34$18.27
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations32,110$14.43$16.75
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Wages & Employment By Occupation Survey 2019, released 3/2020.

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