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.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 7.0 /10

How we calculate this.

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

Average Annual Salary



Unemployment Rate 2019

of people are without a job

1.3% lower than national average

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.