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South Carolina Jobs and Career Information

RELATIVE POPULARITY

Top 100 Jobs Relatively More Common in South Carolina Than Elsewhere

Whether you're looking for a career to pursue, or just want to get a feel for occupations in the state, the table below should be helpful. And we haven't seen anything like it from anyone else.

This table tells us which jobs are more common in South Carolina, relative to the state population, compared to their popularity in every other US state. A Local Popularity Index of 1.0 matches the average across all US states; higher and lower numbers indicate the job is proportionally more or less popular here.

RankJobMean Local Salary 2006Local Jobs 2006Local Popularity Index
1Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders$26,7383,14017.1
2Floor sanders and finishers(varies)12011.7
3Textile winding, twisting, and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tenders$24,9282,42011.3
4Refractory materials repairers, except brickmasons$34,32011011.2
5Tire builders$41,3201009.8
6Recreational vehicle service technicians$29,7252506.3
7Grounds maintenance workers$24,6002005.4
8Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders$25,3405404.9
9Chemical equipment operators and tenders$38,8231,3404.4
10Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, and kettle operators and tenders$34,9554204.1
11Outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics$28,1364004.0
12Slaughterers and meat packers$16,6003903.9
13Agricultural inspectors$23,1501403.4
14Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders$33,4737303.4
15Graduate teaching assistants$28,7706403.4
16Electric motor, power tool, and related repairers$33,6803103.4
17Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates$64,0664303.2
18Funeral attendants$19,9165003.1
19Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders$34,9676503.0
20Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers$31,8202602.9
21Helpers--electricians$23,1511,9502.7
22Legislators$15,8048402.6
23Logging equipment operators$25,6401302.4
24Philosophy and religion teachers, postsecondary$46,8902702.4
25Helpers--pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters$22,2281,4202.4
26Education teachers, postsecondary$49,7366502.3
27Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders$29,3551,2102.3
28Crane and tower operators$44,5207302.3
29Pourers and casters, metal$41,4701302.3
30Occupational health and safety specialists$40,2986402.3
31Milling and planing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$32,6453902.3
32Industrial engineering technicians$40,2601,1702.2
33Cooks, short order$15,5423,5502.2
34Tour guides and escorts$18,1703602.2
35Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers$27,3339,4502.1
36Team assemblers$27,23221,3702.1
37Maintenance workers, machinery$36,1801,2802.1
38Meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers$16,0101,0102.1
39Psychology teachers, postsecondary$60,0124102.1
40Helpers--carpenters$21,4981,6602.1
41Social workers$35,7601,0102.1
42Transportation inspectors$70,3202502.0
43Meter readers, utilities$27,6365402.0
44Pest control workers$27,7921,1802.0
45Chemistry teachers, postsecondary$56,6232002.0
46Helpers--production workers$21,2088,4401.9
47Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders$31,3208701.9
48Power plant operators$41,9102201.9
49Industrial machinery mechanics$37,2653,5301.8
50Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks$17,3323,2001.8
51Motorboat mechanics$29,1651301.8
52History teachers, postsecondary$51,5302201.8
53Pipelayers$27,9057901.8
54Machine feeders and offbearers$24,2441,7301.8
55Mechanical engineering technicians$47,0806301.8
56Correctional officers and jailers$25,6833,7701.8
57Heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$32,0552801.8
58Foreign language and literature teachers, postsecondary$47,3932501.8
59Chief executives$127,0855,4001.7
60Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers$20,2872,5501.7
61Biological science teachers, postsecondary$57,1454001.7
62Child, family, and school social workers$30,8513,7601.7
63Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary$59,4734701.7
64Public relations managers$54,7657201.7
65Recreation and fitness studies teachers, postsecondary$48,8501201.7
66Refuse and recyclable material collectors$21,2781,3501.7
67Chemical engineers$75,3203401.6
68English language and literature teachers, postsecondary$47,4546301.6
69Electrical power-line installers and repairers$46,3029301.6
70Industrial engineers$60,6932,7601.6
71Surgical technologists$31,7271,0901.6
72Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials$16,7951,0601.6
73Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$31,6938801.6
74Real estate sales agents$38,1801,9601.5
75Correspondence clerks$23,4831601.5
76Machinists$32,3474,8901.5
77Occupational therapist assistants$41,5452601.5
78Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers$31,6814,4501.5
79Compensation and benefits managers$61,3527401.5
80Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment$38,1238701.5
81Computer science teachers, postsecondary$58,1333801.5
82Insulation workers, floor, ceiling, and wall$23,7502801.5
83Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$25,5243,2601.5
84Electrical and electronic engineering technicians$43,2512,3401.5
85Maintenance and repair workers, general$31,00117,9001.5
86Cooks, fast food$14,4568,4101.5
87Law clerks$47,2335101.5
88Funeral directors$48,6161401.5
89Rehabilitation counselors$29,5731,3201.5
90Amusement and recreation attendants$15,3902,8401.5
91Driver/sales workers$22,3555,3501.4
92Athletic trainers$68,5201101.4
93Library technicians$21,3421,1501.4
94Sociology teachers, postsecondary$53,6861201.4
95Appraisers and assessors of real estate$47,6135701.4
96First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers$45,0187,6701.4
97Administrative services managers$52,6613,4101.4
98Maids and housekeeping cleaners$15,47111,4301.4
99Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators$24,5165601.4
100First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers$34,0731,4101.4

ABSOLUTE POPULARITY

The Most Common Jobs in South Carolina

Unlike the table above, which shows where jobs in South Carolina are unusually common compared to other states, the table below lists jobs which are the most common in raw numbers in the state.

RankJob Local Jobs 2006Mean Local Salary 2006Local Popularity Index
1Retail salespersons45,330$22,6711.1
2Cashiers39,480$15,0681.2
3Waiters and waitresses29,740$13,2671.4
4Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand29,080$22,2601.3
5Office clerks, general26,190$21,9760.9
6Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food22,840$14,1571.1
7General and operations managers22,110$77,8481.4
8Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners21,910$16,8721.1
9Customer service representatives21,510$26,6231.0
10Team assemblers21,370$27,2322.1
11Registered nurses20,210$50,9320.9
12Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive20,010$24,8171.2
13Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer18,250$34,3761.3
14Maintenance and repair workers, general17,900$31,0011.5
15Stock clerks and order fillers17,890$20,4311.1
16Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks16,560$26,9331.0
17First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers14,580$39,8721.1
18Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants13,140$18,5571.1
19Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products12,710$50,3650.9
20First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers12,200$34,4951.2
21Maids and housekeeping cleaners11,430$15,4711.4
22Executive secretaries and administrative assistants10,310$32,0220.7
23Truck drivers, light or delivery services10,280$26,0151.1
24Elementary school teachers, except special education10,100$39,9950.8
25Cooks, restaurant9,960$17,5831.3
26Landscaping and groundskeeping workers9,570$19,1651.1
27Receptionists and information clerks9,470$21,4260.9
28Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers9,450$27,3332.1
29Security guards9,350$21,7200.9
30Accountants and auditors9,250$47,2170.9
31Teacher assistants8,930$16,3040.8
32Food preparation workers8,910$18,6531.1
33Helpers--production workers8,440$21,2081.9
34Cooks, fast food8,410$14,4561.5
35Construction laborers8,390$20,5580.9
36First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers8,370$46,1831.4
37Carpenters8,150$30,0610.9
38Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks7,870$26,4011.1
39Packers and packagers, hand7,860$17,5081.0
40First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers7,740$27,0361.1
41First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers7,670$45,0181.4
42Industrial truck and tractor operators7,490$26,4021.3
43Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses7,210$34,7971.1
44Automotive service technicians and mechanics7,080$32,2581.1
45Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education6,470$41,9650.8
46Electricians5,930$36,2351.0
47Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education5,890$39,5411.2
48Billing and posting clerks and machine operators5,860$26,0631.2
49Home health aides5,710$17,3421.0
50Police and sheriff's patrol officers5,530$33,6911.2
51Child care workers5,420$14,5981.0
52Chief executives5,400$127,0851.7
53Dishwashers5,400$14,2421.1
54Driver/sales workers5,350$22,3551.4
55First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers5,140$47,5711.2
56Counter and rental clerks4,960$20,1641.1
57Bill and account collectors4,920$26,1611.2
58Tellers4,900$20,8251.0
59Machinists4,890$32,3471.5
60Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers4,450$31,6811.5
61Lawyers4,390$102,5870.8
62Cooks, institution and cafeteria4,370$17,4011.4
63Financial managers4,250$76,3310.9
64Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders4,200$23,0211.2
65Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators4,030$29,4881.3
66Medical assistants3,850$25,4611.0
67Correctional officers and jailers3,770$25,6831.8
68Child, family, and school social workers3,760$30,8511.7
69Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop3,720$14,2681.1
70Business operations specialists3,720$48,4300.4
71Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop3,640$14,4680.8
72Cooks, short order3,550$15,5422.2
73Industrial machinery mechanics3,530$37,2651.8
74Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters3,480$32,9110.9
75Computer programmers3,430$53,1960.9
76Administrative services managers3,410$52,6611.4
77Medical secretaries3,410$23,6451.1
78Bus drivers, school3,390$17,8220.9
79Computer support specialists3,380$37,4580.7
80Bartenders3,340$14,8620.7
81Cleaners of vehicles and equipment3,280$17,4711.0
82Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic3,260$25,5241.5
83Pharmacy technicians3,230$23,9541.3
84Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks3,200$17,3321.8
85Computer systems analysts3,160$58,3820.6
86Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders3,140$26,73817.1
87Postal service mail carriers3,000$42,8020.9
88Management analysts3,000$57,2800.7
89Amusement and recreation attendants2,840$15,3901.5
90Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers2,800$31,4771.3
91Sales managers2,770$75,5420.9
92Industrial engineers2,760$60,6931.6
93Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products2,720$57,7030.8
94Data entry keyers2,690$22,7070.9
95Pharmacists2,670$88,1351.2
96Social and human service assistants2,670$21,4510.9
97Parts salespersons2,660$28,1201.3
98Insurance sales agents2,650$46,8900.9
99Loan officers2,630$50,3350.8
100Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers2,620$14,0710.7

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