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Florence Employment

Employment and Industries in the Florence, South Carolina Area

Florence, South Carolina has developed into a major regional financial hub. Numerous financial companies and banking centers have regional offices in the city.

The Florence region's life sciences cluster is a regional medical hub. The area includes companies such as IRIX Pharmaceuticals, Hoffman La-Roche, HealthSouth, GE Medical Systems, McLeod Regional Medical Center and Carolina Hospital System.

The Fabrication and Metalworking cluster, situated in the region, includes prominent businesses such as ESAB, Honda Manufacturing of South Carolina, Bucor Steel, Angus Palm, Southeastern Steel and Superior Machine.

The Florence area's economy is also bolstered by other notable companies such as Heinz, Du Pont, AT&T, Monster.com, ADP, Johnson Controls, ACS Technologies and QVC.

Florence County's labor market has been placed in the top five in the southeast for the availability of skilled labor by Southern Business & Development.

The largest employment providers in the Florence region:

  • Honda of South Carolina - All-Terrain vehicles, personal watercraft
  • Nan Ya Plastics Corporation America - Polyester Staple Fiber & Filament
  • ESAB Welding and Cutting Products - Welding equipment, cutting machines
  • Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation - Kraft liner board
  • Nucor Corp., Vulcraft Division - Steel Joists, Girders & Decking
  • QVC, Inc - Distribution
  • Roche Carolina - Pharmaceutical R&D, Bulk Mfg
  • G.E. Medical Systems - MRI manufacturer
  • Pepsi Cola Bottling Company - Soft drinks
  • ACS Technologies - Customized software

In Florence, a large number of the jobs are provided by the following sectors:

  • Healthcare
  • Accommodation and food services
  • Finance and insurance
  • Educational services
  • Government

Notable facts about Florence, South Carolina: Estimated median household income in 2007: $41,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 81.8 (U.S. average: 100). Adult residents holding a bachelor's degree or higher: 26%.

Some of the helpful associations that offer assistance to local companies are:

The Florence Morning News provides up-to-date news regarding business and the economy in Florence.

Jobs in Florence

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 83590 $41010 $19.72 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 12140 $33540 $16.13 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 9180 $33680 $16.19 10.15
4 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 7760 $71810 $34.52 5.75
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 7360 $19160 $9.21 8.3
6 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 7030 $30550 $14.69 6.45
7 Production Occupations 6910 $39280 $18.88 5.85
8 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 4690 $42660 $20.51 6.15
9 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 4370 $42770 $20.56 3.8
10 Healthcare Support Occupations 3540 $25120 $12.08 3.05
11 Management Occupations 3420 $99200 $47.69 6.05
12 Retail Salespersons 3090 $25480 $12.25 3.1
13 Registered Nurses 2980 $63360 $30.46 1.9
14 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2740 $36490 $17.54 4.4
15 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2740 $54800 $26.35 5.05
16 Cashiers 2730 $18550 $8.92 2.25
17 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2650 $17360 $8.35 2.15
18 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2610 $21570 $10.37 3.7
19 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2030 $24580 $11.82 1.6
20 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2000 $21550 $10.36 4.1
21 Customer Service Representatives 1980 $31920 $15.35 1.75
22 Protective Service Occupations 1750 $34640 $16.65 2.25
23 Nursing Assistants 1750 $20910 $10.05 1.05
24 Community and Social Service Occupations 1550 $34750 $16.71 1.65
25 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1420 $41790 $20.09 1.2
26 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1410 $30120 $14.48 1.6
27 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1370 $75830 $36.46 1.65
28 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1260 $53370 $25.66 1
29 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1260 $20150 $9.69 1.6
30 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1100 $63560 $30.56 2.8
31 General and Operations Managers 1070 $96930 $46.6 1.4
32 Team Assemblers 1070 $30910 $14.86 0.75
33 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1010 $24680 $11.86 1.2
34 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 990 $34310 $16.5 0.9
35 Waiters and Waitresses 920 $18940 $9.1 1.6
36 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 890 $65670 $31.57 1
37 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 890 $40520 $19.48 1
38 Personal Care Aides 870 $18620 $8.95 1.3
39 Office Clerks, General 860 $24880 $11.96 2
40 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 790 $30660 $14.74 0.6
41 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 780 $32940 $15.84 1.1
42 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 730 $17940 $8.63 1
43 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 720 $39790 $19.13 0.5
44 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 700 $26650 $12.81 0.6
45 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 690 $33510 $16.11 0.35
46 Cooks, Restaurant 680 $19260 $9.26 0.75
47 Medical Secretaries 660 $31520 $15.15 0.4
48 Construction Laborers 640 $26140 $12.57 0.8
49 Accountants and Auditors 630 $56360 $27.1 0.9
50 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 620 $73630 $35.4 0.4
51 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 560 $33670 $16.19 0.5
52 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 520 $40590 $19.51 0.3
53 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 520 $37480 $18.02 0.45
54 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 510 $59290 $28.5 0.3
55 Security Guards 510 $29440 $14.15 0.7
56 Billing and Posting Clerks 480 $30370 $14.6 0.35
57 Social and Human Service Assistants 470 $22900 $11.01 0.3
58 Receptionists and Information Clerks 450 $25660 $12.34 0.7
59 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 430 $54380 $26.15 0.1
60 Legal Occupations 430 $63160 $30.37 0.8
61 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 430 $19070 $9.17 0.3
62 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 420 $33520 $16.12 0.4
63 Driver/Sales Workers 390 $22920 $11.02 0.3
64 Medical and Health Services Managers 390 $88470 $42.53 0.2
65 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 380 $62660 $30.13 0.9
66 Pharmacy Technicians 380 $28140 $13.53 0.25
67 Food Preparation Workers 370 $19410 $9.33 0.6
68 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 370 $41170 $19.8 0.3
69 Medical Assistants 370 $28260 $13.59 0.45
70 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 360 $46350 $22.28 1.7
71 Machinists 360 $44970 $21.62 0.3
72 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 350 $59010 $28.37 0.2
73 Helpers--Production Workers 350 $26970 $12.97 0.3
74 Packers and Packagers, Hand 340 $20020 $9.63 0.45
75 Cooks, Fast Food 340 $18210 $8.76 0.3
76 Electricians 340 $45070 $21.67 0.4
77 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 340 $32280 $15.52 0.2
78 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 330 $57560 $27.68 0.4
79 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 320 $17710 $8.51 0.25
80 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 300 $62890 $30.23 0.6
81 Computer User Support Specialists 300 $41980 $20.18 0.4
82 Insurance Sales Agents 300 $52230 $25.11 0.3
83 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 290 $23610 $11.35 0.8
84 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 280 $19350 $9.3 0.2
85 Industrial Engineers 280 $84260 $40.51 0.2
86 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 280 $19390 $9.32 0.25
87 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 260 $18680 $8.98 0.3
88 Pharmacists 260 $135520 $65.15 0.2
89 Radiologic Technologists 260 $52830 $25.4 0.1
90 Millwrights 260 $43540 $20.93 0
91 Substitute Teachers 250 $17260 $8.3 0
92 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 250 $47370 $22.77 0.1
93 Management Analysts 250 $75210 $36.16 0.5
94 Computer Systems Analysts 240 $78780 $37.87 0.4
95 Financial Managers 230 $141700 $68.12 0.4
96 Childcare Workers 220 $18870 $9.07 0.8
97 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 220 $49140 $23.63 0.2
98 Surgical Technologists 220 $40690 $19.56 0.1
99 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 220 $26820 $12.9 0
100 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 220 $29680 $14.27 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Florence Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,010 83,590
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,540 12,140
Sales and Related Occupations 33,680 9,180
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 71,810 7,760
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 19,160 7,360
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 30,550 7,030
Production Occupations 39,280 6,910
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 42,660 4,690
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,770 4,370
Healthcare Support Occupations 25,120 3,540
Management Occupations 99,200 3,420
Retail Salespersons 25,480 3,090
Registered Nurses 63,360 2,980
Construction and Extraction Occupations 36,490 2,740
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 54,800 2,740
Cashiers 18,550 2,730
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 17,360 2,650
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 21,570 2,610
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 24,580 2,030
Personal Care and Service Occupations 21,550 2,000
Customer Service Representatives 31,920 1,980
Protective Service Occupations 34,640 1,750
Nursing Assistants 20,910 1,750
Community and Social Service Occupations 34,750 1,550
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 41,790 1,420
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,120 1,410
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 75,830 1,370
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 53,370 1,260
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 20,150 1,260
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 63,560 1,100
General and Operations Managers 96,930 1,070
Team Assemblers 30,910 1,070
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 24,680 1,010
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 34,310 990
Waiters and Waitresses 18,940 920
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 65,670 890
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 40,520 890
Personal Care Aides 18,620 870
Office Clerks, General 24,880 860
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 30,660 790
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 32,940 780
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 17,940 730
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 39,790 720
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 26,650 700
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 33,510 690
Cooks, Restaurant 19,260 680
Medical Secretaries 31,520 660
Construction Laborers 26,140 640
Accountants and Auditors 56,360 630
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 73,630 620

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Florence, South Carolina Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,010 83,590
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,540 12,140
Sales and Related Occupations 33,680 9,180
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 71,810 7,760
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 30,550 7,030
Production Occupations 39,280 6,910
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 42,660 4,690
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,770 4,370
Healthcare Support Occupations 25,120 3,540
Management Occupations 99,200 3,420
Retail Salespersons 25,480 3,090
Registered Nurses 63,360 2,980
Construction and Extraction Occupations 36,490 2,740
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 54,800 2,740
Customer Service Representatives 31,920 1,980
Protective Service Occupations 34,640 1,750
Community and Social Service Occupations 34,750 1,550
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 41,790 1,420
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,120 1,410
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 75,830 1,370
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 53,370 1,260
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 63,560 1,100
General and Operations Managers 96,930 1,070
Team Assemblers 30,910 1,070
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 34,310 990
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 65,670 890
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 40,520 890
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 30,660 790
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 32,940 780
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 39,790 720
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 26,650 700
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 33,510 690
Medical Secretaries 31,520 660
Construction Laborers 26,140 640
Accountants and Auditors 56,360 630
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 73,630 620
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 33,670 560
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 40,590 520
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 37,480 520
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 59,290 510
Security Guards 29,440 510
Billing and Posting Clerks 30,370 480
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,660 450
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 54,380 430
Legal Occupations 63,160 430
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 33,520 420
Medical and Health Services Managers 88,470 390
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 62,660 380
Pharmacy Technicians 28,140 380
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 41,170 370

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