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Top 200 Popular Jobs in South Carolina

What professions have the highest employment in South Carolina? In this article we show the top 200 jobs that employ the highest number of people in South Carolina. We note that the total employment in South Carolina is 1,876,480. The most popular job is the retail salesperson profession, which employs 69,040 people (3.68 percent of the total employment in South Carolina). The second most common job is the cashier profession which employs 61,010 people (3.25 percent of the total employment). The employment and salary information in South Carolina is computed from data published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Most Popular Jobs in South Carolina

Job Description # of
Empl. i
% of    
Empl. i
Average
Salary i
1 All Occupations
1,876,480
100.00% $30,660
2 Retail Salespersons
69,040
3.68% $20,020
3 Cashiers
61,010
3.25% $18,130
4 Team Assemblers
45,580
2.43% $29,080
5 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
45,470
2.42% $17,780
6 Customer Service Representatives
44,130
2.35% $28,050
7 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
42,910
2.29% $23,390
8 Registered Nurses
41,270
2.20% $58,350
9 Waiters and Waitresses
37,010
1.97% $17,970
10 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
34,660
1.85% $29,560
11 Office Clerks, General
31,500
1.68% $25,160
12 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
29,620
1.58% $19,450
13 General and Operations Managers
27,430
1.46% $79,810
14 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
24,540
1.31% $20,120
15 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
23,830
1.27% $44,190
16 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
22,580
1.20% $38,640
17 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
22,560
1.20% $34,150
18 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
20,960
1.12% $32,740
19 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
20,690
1.10% $35,610
20 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
19,640
1.05% $47,710
21 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
19,440
1.04% $51,670
22 Nursing Assistants
18,820
1.00% $21,960
23 Restaurant Cooks
18,760
1.00% $19,720
24 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
15,840
0.84% $18,240
25 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
14,710
0.78% $28,010
26 Teacher Assistants
14,630
0.78% $20,010
27 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
14,140
0.75% $49,970
28 Security Guards
13,930
0.74% $23,680
29 Accountants and Auditors
13,870
0.74% $54,610
30 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
13,640
0.73% $21,780
31 Receptionists and Information Clerks
13,470
0.72% $25,740
32 Construction Laborers
12,680
0.68% $26,800
33 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
12,620
0.67% $57,870
34 Fast Food Cooks
12,500
0.67% $17,640
35 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
11,510
0.61% $27,210
36 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
11,250
0.60% $34,080
37 Personal Care Aides
10,680
0.57% $18,990
38 Food Preparation Workers
10,680
0.57% $18,540
39 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
10,630
0.57% $36,970
40 Home Health Aides
10,120
0.54% $19,220
41 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
9,660
0.51% $33,080
42 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
9,580
0.51% $28,930
43 Packers and Packagers
9,440
0.50% $20,710
44 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
9,430
0.50% $39,000
45 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
9,420
0.50% $48,280
46 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
8,610
0.46% $52,380
47 Medical Assistants
8,380
0.45% $28,120
48 Substitute Teachers
8,360
0.45% $18,920
49 Machinists
8,110
0.43% $36,620
50 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
7,770
0.41% $20,000
51 Helpers--Production Workers
7,630
0.41% $22,120
52 Management Analysts
7,580
0.40% $65,160
53 Tellers
7,540
0.40% $26,550
54 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
7,370
0.39% $56,180
55 Correctional Officers and Jailers
7,330
0.39% $29,740
56 Carpenters
7,300
0.39% $36,340
57 Driver/Sales Workers
7,030
0.37% $19,170
58 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
7,010
0.37% $47,980
59 Electricians
6,850
0.37% $39,690
60 Bartenders
6,670
0.36% $18,110
61 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
6,600
0.35% $28,800
62 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
6,550
0.35% $18,190
63 Bill and Account Collectors
6,510
0.35% $30,650
64 Computer User Support Specialists
6,470
0.34% $42,750
65 Billing and Posting Clerks
6,450
0.34% $30,220
66 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
6,440
0.34% $40,600
67 Industrial Engineers
6,320
0.34% $77,010
68 Dishwashers
6,100
0.33% $18,070
69 Medical Secretaries
5,940
0.32% $30,140
70 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
5,900
0.31% $36,200
71 Pharmacy Technicians
5,790
0.31% $27,810
72 School or Special Client Bus Drivers
5,780
0.31% $21,500
73 Childcare Workers
5,780
0.31% $17,950
74 Counter and Rental Clerks
5,670
0.30% $22,350
75 Mechanical Engineers
5,670
0.30% $83,790
76 Computer Systems Analysts
5,650
0.30% $68,340
77 Human Resources Specialists
5,640
0.30% $48,630
78 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
5,620
0.30% $19,510
79 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
5,440
0.29% $29,740
80 Lawyers
5,400
0.29% $86,740
81 Other Sales Representatives
5,390
0.29% $37,400
82 Firefighters
5,340
0.28% $32,040
83 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
5,240
0.28% $44,460
84 Civil Engineers
5,240
0.28% $73,940
85 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
5,120
0.27% $40,660
86 Insurance Sales Agents
5,080
0.27% $33,910
87 Pharmacists
4,920
0.26% $119,360
88 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
4,890
0.26% $21,910
89 Short Order Cooks
4,870
0.26% $18,370
90 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
4,780
0.25% $18,530
91 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
4,780
0.25% $49,710
92 Financial Managers
4,780
0.25% $95,570
93 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
4,760
0.25% $33,620
94 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
4,740
0.25% $39,880
95 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
4,660
0.25% $49,980
96 Social and Human Service Assistants
4,640
0.25% $25,680
97 Medical and Health Services Managers
4,510
0.24% $81,670
98 Chief Executives
4,410
0.24% $140,080
99 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
4,330
0.23% $18,500
100 Postal Service Mail Carriers
4,280
0.23% $54,470
101 Loan Officers
4,190
0.22% $51,440
102 Recreation Workers
4,080
0.22% $20,410
103 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
4,010
0.21% $17,950
104 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
4,010
0.21% $64,000
105 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
4,000
0.21% $38,100
106 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
3,970
0.21% $27,900
107 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
3,810
0.20% $80,570
108 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
3,770
0.20% $32,450
109 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
3,650
0.19% $37,860
110 Family and General Practitioners
3,650
0.19% $180,350
111 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
3,630
0.19% $19,670
112 Sales Managers
3,620
0.19% $91,770
113 Real Estate Sales Agents
3,590
0.19% $33,250
114 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
3,560
0.19% $59,910
115 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
3,540
0.19% $56,360
116 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
3,530
0.19% $20,000
117 Computer Programmers
3,530
0.19% $67,820
118 Orderlies
3,500
0.19% $20,810
119 Dental Assistants
3,490
0.19% $34,450
120 Parts Salespersons
3,440
0.18% $24,850
121 Other Business Operations Specialists
3,420
0.18% $62,080
122 Tire Builders
3,410
0.18% $49,060
123 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
3,360
0.18% $19,110
124 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
3,360
0.18% $37,990
125 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
3,270
0.17% $48,110
126 Computer and Information Systems Managers
3,250
0.17% $102,260
127 Coaches and Scouts
3,220
0.17% $30,930
128 Food Batchmakers
3,200
0.17% $27,590
129 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
3,170
0.17% $55,650
130 Radiologic Technologists
3,160
0.17% $47,800
131 Applications Software Developers
3,160
0.17% $77,900
132 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers
3,140
0.17% $22,080
133 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
3,120
0.17% $53,960
134 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
3,100
0.17% $53,450
135 Training and Development Specialists
3,090
0.16% $50,720
136 Industrial Production Managers
3,030
0.16% $99,260
137 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
3,010
0.16% $30,050
138 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
2,990
0.16% $31,720
139 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
2,980
0.16% $31,110
140 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
2,960
0.16% $19,010
141 Compliance Officers
2,960
0.16% $49,020
142 Sewing Machine Operators
2,940
0.16% $21,460
143 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
2,910
0.16% $32,590
144 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
2,830
0.15% $44,350
145 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
2,820
0.15% $27,150
146 Physical Therapists
2,820
0.15% $80,210
147 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
2,810
0.15% $29,330
148 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
2,770
0.15% $51,380
149 Postsecondary Education Administrators
2,730
0.15% $70,860
150 Administrative Services Managers
2,670
0.14% $73,340
151 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
2,640
0.14% $18,520
152 Dental Hygienists
2,640
0.14% $54,020
153 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
2,620
0.14% $38,980
154 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
2,580
0.14% $45,300
155 Cost Estimators
2,580
0.14% $51,740
156 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors
2,570
0.14% $22,190
157 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
2,570
0.14% $49,730
158 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
2,570
0.14% $52,400
159 Telemarketers
2,540
0.14% $20,660
160 Food Service Managers
2,460
0.13% $43,680
161 Data Entry Keyers
2,450
0.13% $27,960
162 Architectural and Engineering Managers
2,440
0.13% $115,720
163 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
2,420
0.13% $36,460
164 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
2,400
0.13% $17,680
165 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
2,350
0.13% $63,440
166 Painters, Construction and Maintenance
2,330
0.12% $29,490
167 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
2,330
0.12% $50,100
168 Construction Managers
2,320
0.12% $75,420
169 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
2,300
0.12% $39,230
170 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers Helpers
2,260
0.12% $22,470
171 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
2,250
0.12% $36,320
172 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
2,250
0.12% $33,100
173 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers
2,200
0.12% $33,920
174 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
2,190
0.12% $47,270
175 Personal Financial Advisors
2,190
0.12% $57,780
176 Legal Secretaries
2,170
0.12% $35,810
177 Other Physicians and Surgeons
2,160
0.12% n/a
178 Machine Feeders and Offbearers
2,150
0.11% $32,250
179 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
2,150
0.11% $36,320
180 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
2,140
0.11% $27,450
181 Librarians
2,130
0.11% $52,570
182 Healthcare Social Workers
2,120
0.11% $45,010
183 Logisticians
2,110
0.11% $60,880
184 Systems Software Developers
2,100
0.11% $71,360
185 Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers
2,090
0.11% $38,100
186 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
2,070
0.11% $36,310
187 Graphic Designers
2,070
0.11% $37,210
188 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
2,050
0.11% $36,460
189 Printing Press Operators
2,040
0.11% $32,620
190 Computer Network Support Specialists
2,030
0.11% $53,850
191 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers
2,020
0.11% $40,860
192 Butchers and Meat Cutters
1,960
0.10% $27,000
193 Public Relations Specialists
1,960
0.10% $44,040
194 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
1,950
0.10% $27,110
195 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service
1,950
0.10% $23,840
196 Respiratory Therapists
1,950
0.10% $52,490
197 Chefs and Head Cooks
1,940
0.10% $33,560
198 Instructional Coordinators
1,930
0.10% $52,590
199 Tool and Die Makers
1,900
0.10% $53,090
200 Pest Control Workers
1,900
0.10% $29,590

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