What kind of jobs are there in Charleston, SC?

Charleston's tourism industry is booming. The influx of travelers – particularly during the summer months – creates a variety of jobs, especially in the hospitality and service industries.

The technology industry is also big in Charleston, and downtown offices continue bustling, even in tourism's off-season. Sales, advertising, marketing and art professionals also contribute to Charleston's year-round livelihood. Some of the metro area's largest employers are manufacturing companies, including Boeing and Nucor Steel.

The region's unemployment rate is lower than the national average.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 6.7 /10

How we calculate this.

Charleston has a healthier job market than similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary



Unemployment Rate 2018

of people are without a job

0.9% lower than national average

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.