Columbia Jobs

  • High-paying, Dedicated Truck Driving Job!

    US Xpress - Columbia, SC

    CDL A Truck Drivers, want to make great pay and be home every week? US Xpress is looking for truck drivers for a dedicated account in your area. Earn up to $1,250 or more each...

    from US Xpress - 1 day ago
  • Business Development Associate

    AFLAC - Columbia, SC

    Aflac - Business Development Associate Company Overview - A leading provider of voluntary insurance in the United States. - Insures more than 50 million people worldwide. -...

    from AFLAC, Inc. - 5 hours ago
  • Executive Chef, University of South Carolina, Relocation (culinary management)

    Sodexo - Columbia, SC

    Sodexo is seeking an experienced Executive Chef for our campus athletics operations at the University of South Carolina, located in beautiful Columbia, SC! Sodexo provides food...

    from Sodexo - 19 hours ago
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Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia is the state capital and largest city of South Carolina. As of 2006, estimates for the population of the city proper is 122,819. Columbia is the county seat of Richland County, but a small portion of the city extends into Lexington County. The city is the center of a rapidly growing metro area of 703,771. The city's name is derived from a poetic name for Christopher Columbus. Located just 13 miles northwest of South Carolina's geographic center, Columbia is the primary city of the Midlands region of South Carolina, which comprises several counties in the central portion of the state. As such it is centrally located to the rest of the state. Founded in 1786 as the site of South Carolina's new capital city, it was one of the first planned cities in the United States. The area is often cited for its high quality of life offerings, with its many cultural amenities, parks, and recreational features. At the confluence of two major rivers, Columbia is one of the best destinations...more

Columbia Economy

Columbia has quite a diversified economy, with the major employers in the area being South Carolina state government, the Palmetto Health hospital system, Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC, and the University of South Carolina. Columbia is also home to the headquarters of SCANA, a Fortune 500 company which supplies energy to the Carolinas and Georgia. Other major employers in the Columbia area include Fort Jackson, the U.S. Army's largest training installation, Richland School District One, Humana/TriCare, and the United Parcel Service, which operates its Southeastern Regional Hub at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport. Major manufacturers such as Square D, SMI Steel, Spirax Sarco, Michelin, International Paper, Pirelli Cables, Honeywell, Westinghouse Electric, Harsco Track Tech, Trane, Intertape Polymer Group, Union Switch & Signal, Solectron, and Bose Corporation Technology have facilities in Columbia. The business climate in the Columbia region is a very solid one. There are over 70...more

Columbia Careers

Among the most common occupations in Columbia are Management, professional, and related occupations, 43%; Sales and office occupations, 26%; and Service occupations, 12%. Approximately 63 percent of workers in Columbia, South Carolina work for companies, 24 percent work for the government and 5 percent are self-employed.

Columbia Industries

The leading industries in Columbia, South Carolina are Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 27%; Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services, 11%; and Retail trade, 11%. Simply Hired's Columbia job listings indicate that the following industries in Columbia are hiring the most workers:

Columbia Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Columbia, South Carolina is $38,378, and the median income of households in Columbia was $34,196.

Average Salaries in Columbia, SC

Columbia, SC


According to our Columbia Trends data, the number of Columbia, South Carolina jobs has decreased by 15% since August 2013.
Columbia job trends

Columbia Employment Statistics

Population of Columbia
Total population 88,450
Male 47.99%
Female 52.01%
Median age 34.4
Columbia Housing
Owner-occupied homes 48.7%
Median cost of a home $139,600
Median mortgage payment $807
Renter-occupied homes 51.3%
Vacant housing 11.7%
Median monthly rent $621
Average Income
Median for all workers $25,091
Median for all male full-time $45,125
Median for all female full-time $31,631
Household Income
Less than $10,000 15%
$10,000 to $14,999 7%
$15,000 to $24,999 17%
$25,000 to $34,999 13%
$35,000 to $49,999 13%
$50,000 to $74,999 14%
$75,000 to $99,999 11%
$100,000 to $149,999 7%
$150,000 to $199,999 2%
$200,000 or more 3%
Less than 9th grade 4%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 10%
High school graduate 20%
Some college, no degree 18%
Associate's degree 6%
Bachelor's degree 25%
Graduate degree 17%
Marital Status
Never married 37%
Currently married 42%
Separated 3%
Widowed 8%
Divorced 10%
White 52%
Black or African American 44%
Asian 3%
Other 1%
Columbia Commute
Carpool 13.8%
Public transportation 6.0%
Average travel time 19 minutes