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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations84850$40,400$19.42100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations12690$33,970$16.3314.35
3Sales and Related Occupations8900$32,760$15.759.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations7920$20,020$9.628.55
5Transportation and Material Moving Occupations7830$29,720$14.296.55
6Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations7410$72,050$34.645.8
7Production Occupations7190$38,220$18.385.7
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations4440$41,440$19.926.05
9Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations4290$43,980$21.153.8
10Healthcare Support Occupations3860$26,240$12.623
11Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food3490$18,100$8.72.3
12Management Occupations3250$102,960$49.56.15
13Retail Salespersons2930$25,900$12.452.85
14Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations2920$21,920$10.543.65
15Cashiers2860$18,610$8.952.2
16Construction and Extraction Occupations2830$36,300$17.454.45
17Registered Nurses2750$59,840$28.771.95
18Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand2380$25,050$12.041.7
19Business and Financial Operations Occupations2310$58,990$28.365.25
20Customer Service Representatives2250$32,880$15.811.75
21Personal Care and Service Occupations2060$21,510$10.344.3
22Nursing Assistants2050$24,460$11.761
23Protective Service Occupations1750$34,170$16.432.2
24Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers1460$39,560$19.021.2
25Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1430$31,900$15.341.5
26Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1410$21,020$10.111.55
27Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers1350$30,870$14.840
28Community and Social Service Occupations1350$36,110$17.361.65
29First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers1300$52,860$25.410.95
30Architecture and Engineering Occupations1260$75,760$36.421.7
31Computer and Mathematical Occupations1200$64,020$30.782.9
32Maintenance and Repair Workers, General1110$35,310$16.980.9
33First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers1080$38,920$18.711
34Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers1000$26,330$12.660.6
35Stock Clerks and Order Fillers970$24,380$11.721.3
36General and Operations Managers960$104,580$50.281.5
37Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks850$32,390$15.571.05
38Waiters and Waitresses850$18,370$8.831.7
39Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners840$18,080$8.690.9
40Office Clerks, General820$24,240$11.651.9
41Personal Care Aides810$19,080$9.171.5
42First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers790$28,170$13.540.6
43Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products780$64,970$31.240.9
44Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses760$39,610$19.040.5
45Construction Laborers720$27,520$13.230.8
46Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators680$34,150$16.420.35
47First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers610$70,930$34.10.4
48Accountants and Auditors580$54,650$26.270.9
49Billing and Posting Clerks580$33,070$15.90.3
50Social and Human Service Assistants560$24,220$11.650.25
51Security Guards550$29,010$13.950.7
52Cooks, Restaurant540$20,330$9.770.8
53Medical Secretaries530$33,500$16.110.4
54Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics500$38,800$18.650.5
55First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers480$62,130$29.870.3
56Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers480$37,360$17.960.4
57Electricians470$37,210$17.890.4
58Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria460$19,190$9.230.3
59Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers460$37,900$18.220.3
60Legal Occupations450$57,010$27.410.8
61Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders450$55,680$26.770.1
62Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers440$44,960$21.620.3
63Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks430$34,140$16.420.4
64Industrial Machinery Mechanics420$57,950$27.860.2
65Medical Assistants420$27,460$13.20.45
66Receptionists and Information Clerks420$24,860$11.950.7
67Helpers--Production Workers410$25,020$12.030.3
68Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations390$59,480$28.590.8
69Pharmacy Technicians390$28,090$13.50.3
70Driver/Sales Workers380$22,810$10.970.3
71Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop380$19,010$9.140.3
72Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics360$32,560$15.660.2
73Medical and Health Services Managers360$90,720$43.610.25
74Packers and Packagers, Hand360$21,210$10.20.45
75Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers350$23,110$11.110.8
76Machinists350$46,990$22.590.25
77Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks340$19,390$9.320.2
78Childcare Workers330$19,190$9.230.8
79Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders330$19,960$9.60.2
80Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations320$45,800$22.021.8
81First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors310$56,840$27.330
82Food Preparation Workers310$20,110$9.670.6
83Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks310$44,600$21.440.2
84Computer Systems Analysts300$72,090$34.660.4
85Cooks, Fast Food300$18,160$8.730.3
86First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers300$53,220$25.590.4
87Bus Drivers, School or Special Client280$19,530$9.390.3
88Industrial Engineers280$84,990$40.860.2
89Management Analysts280$74,880$360.5
90Chefs and Head Cooks270$31,290$15.040.1
91Pharmacists260$126,970$61.040.2
92Computer User Support Specialists240$39,250$18.870.4
93Family and General Practitioners240$245,680$118.120.1
94Tellers240$29,530$14.20.3
95Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment230$22,340$10.740.2
96Financial Managers230$135,800$65.290.4
97Insurance Sales Agents230$68,580$32.970.3
98Millwrights230$48,850$23.490
99Radiologic Technologists230$51,050$24.540.1
100Bill and Account Collectors220$34,650$16.660.2
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Jobs More Common Near Florence Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$40,40084,850
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,97012,690
Sales and Related Occupations$32,7608,900
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$20,0207,920
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$29,7207,830
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$72,0507,410
Production Occupations$38,2207,190
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$41,4404,440
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$43,9804,290
Healthcare Support Occupations$26,2403,860
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$18,1003,490
Management Occupations$102,9603,250
Retail Salespersons$25,9002,930
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$21,9202,920
Cashiers$18,6102,860
Construction and Extraction Occupations$36,3002,830
Registered Nurses$59,8402,750
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$25,0502,380
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$58,9902,310
Customer Service Representatives$32,8802,250
Personal Care and Service Occupations$21,5102,060
Nursing Assistants$24,4602,050
Protective Service Occupations$34,1701,750
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$39,5601,460
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$31,9001,430
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$21,0201,410
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$30,8701,350
Community and Social Service Occupations$36,1101,350
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$52,8601,300
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$75,7601,260
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$64,0201,200
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,3101,110
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$38,9201,080
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$26,3301,000
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$24,380970
General and Operations Managers$104,580960
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$32,390850
Waiters and Waitresses$18,370850
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$18,080840
Office Clerks, General$24,240820
Personal Care Aides$19,080810
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$28,170790
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$64,970780
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$39,610760
Construction Laborers$27,520720
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$34,150680
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$70,930610
Accountants and Auditors$54,650580
Billing and Posting Clerks$33,070580
Social and Human Service Assistants$24,220560

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$40,40084,850
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,97012,690
Sales and Related Occupations$32,7608,900
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$29,7207,830
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$72,0507,410
Production Occupations$38,2207,190
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$41,4404,440
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$43,9804,290
Healthcare Support Occupations$26,2403,860
Management Occupations$102,9603,250
Retail Salespersons$25,9002,930
Construction and Extraction Occupations$36,3002,830
Registered Nurses$59,8402,750
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$25,0502,380
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$58,9902,310
Customer Service Representatives$32,8802,250
Protective Service Occupations$34,1701,750
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$39,5601,460
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$31,9001,430
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$30,8701,350
Community and Social Service Occupations$36,1101,350
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$52,8601,300
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$75,7601,260
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$64,0201,200
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,3101,110
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$38,9201,080
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$26,3301,000
General and Operations Managers$104,580960
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$32,390850
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$28,170790
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$64,970780
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$39,610760
Construction Laborers$27,520720
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$34,150680
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$70,930610
Accountants and Auditors$54,650580
Billing and Posting Clerks$33,070580
Security Guards$29,010550
Medical Secretaries$33,500530
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$38,800500
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers$62,130480
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$37,360480
Electricians$37,210470
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$37,900460
Legal Occupations$57,010450
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders$55,680450
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$44,960440
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$34,140430
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$57,950420
Medical Assistants$27,460420

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