Charleston Jobs

  • Warehouse Manager

    BBA Pumps - Charleston, SC

    Warehouse manager BBA Pumps Inc. is seeking an experienced warehouse manager to join our team. Located just outside Charleston, SC Candidate must possess the following in order to...

    from BBA Pumps, Inc - 9 days ago

    Medical University of South Carolina - Charleston, SC

    The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) role is to provide strategy and vision and leadership for developing, implementing, coordinating and enforcing MUSC’s information...

    from Medical University of South Carolina - 8 days ago
  • Health Care Science Specialist

    U.S. Navy - Charleston, SC

    Officers in the Navy working in any of the Health Care Sciences engage in hands-on research studies and development of guidelines and procedures specific to the unique situations...

    from U.S. Navy - 15 days ago
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Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston is a city in the county of Charleston with some incorporated areas located within the boundaries of Berkeley County and Dorchester County in the U.S. state of South Carolina; the city serves as the county seat and largest city of Charleston County. The city proper consists of five distinct areas: the Peninsula, West Ashley, Johns Island, James Island, Daniel Island, and the Cainhoy Peninsula. The city was founded as Charlestown or Charles Towne, Carolina in 1670, and moved to its present location in 1680; it adopted its present name in 1783. In 1690, Charleston was the fifth largest city in North America,, and remained among the ten largest cities in the United States through the 1840 census. Charleston is known as The Holy City due to the prominence of churches on the low-rise cityscape, particularly the numerous steeples which dot the city's skyline. The city brims with the culturally unique, such as the joggling board. As of July 2006, the estimated population of the...more

Charleston Careers

Among the most common occupations in Charleston are Management, professional, and related occupations, 38%; Sales and office occupations, 25%; and Service occupations, 17%. Approximately 69 percent of workers in Charleston, South Carolina work for companies, 19 percent work for the government and 6 percent are self-employed.

Charleston Industries

The leading industries in Charleston, South Carolina are Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 26%; Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation, and food services, 14%; and Retail trade, 11%. Simply Hired's Charleston job listings indicate that the following industries in Charleston are hiring the most workers:

Charleston Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Charleston, South Carolina is $34,383, and the median income of households in Charleston was $36,151.

Average Salaries in Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC


According to our Charleston Trends data, the number of Charleston, South Carolina jobs has increased by 4% since October 2013.
Charleston job trends

Charleston Employment Statistics

Population of Charleston
Total population 109,151
Male 45.48%
Female 54.52%
Median age 32.6
Charleston Housing
Owner-occupied homes 52.8%
Median cost of a home $215,300
Median mortgage payment $981
Renter-occupied homes 47.2%
Vacant housing 12.8%
Median monthly rent $788
Average Income
Median for all workers $24,805
Median for all male full-time $37,870
Median for all female full-time $30,896
Household Income
Less than $10,000 16%
$10,000 to $14,999 6%
$15,000 to $24,999 12%
$25,000 to $34,999 15%
$35,000 to $49,999 13%
$50,000 to $74,999 14%
$75,000 to $99,999 8%
$100,000 to $149,999 9%
$150,000 to $199,999 4%
$200,000 or more 4%
Less than 9th grade 4%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 6%
High school graduate 23%
Some college, no degree 17%
Associate's degree 7%
Bachelor's degree 28%
Graduate degree 16%
Marital Status
Never married 41%
Currently married 41%
Separated 3%
Widowed 6%
Divorced 9%
White 60%
Black or African American 38%
Asian 2%
Other 0%
Charleston Commute
Carpool 8.6%
Public transportation 2.4%
Average travel time 21 minutes