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Greenville Employment

Employment and Industries in the Greenville, South Carolina Area

In the past, Greenville's economy was primarily based on textile manufacturing. Greenville is currently regarded as the economic center of the Upstate region. The Upstate includes over 250 international companies and has one of the highest international investment per capita in the country. Greenville is also a financial hub and includes the southeast headquarters for numerous banks. In addition, the Greenville region is home to the North American headquarters for Michelin and includes a manufacturing facility for BMW.

The South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center, located in Greenville, has facilities for 3M, Lockheed Martin Aircraft and Logistics Center, and Honeywell. General Electric also has a gas turbine and wind energy manufacturing operation in the city. In addition, Greenville is home to the International Center for Automotive Research.

Greenville includes facilities for notable companies such as Charter Communications, Fluor Corporation, Dunlop, Slazenger Group, Liberty Corporation, Perrigo Company of South Carolina and Bank of America.

In Greenville, South Carolina the major job providing sectors are educational services, healthcare, accommodation and food services, manufacturing, construction, finance and insurance, and social assistance. Management, professional and related occupations (35% of the jobs). Sales and office occupations (23% of the labor force). Service jobs (17% of the workforce).

Facts regarding Greenville, South Carolina: Adult population holding a bachelor's degree: 34%. Average salary in 2009: $30,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 85.4 (U.S. average: 100).

Major employers in Greenville:

  • General Electric Company
  • Michelin North America Incorporated
  • JPS Automotive
  • BMW
  • Michelin North America
  • Coats & Clark Incorporated
  • Canal Insurance Company
  • Nuvox, Inc
  • Bowater
  • Greenville Hospital System
  • The South Financial Group Inc
  • Liberty Life Insurance Company
  • Lockheed Martin Aircraft and Logistics Center
  • Metromont Corporation
  • Honeywell
  • General Electric
  • Moventas Inc
  • Carolina First Bank
  • Fluor Corporation

Greenville businesses can contact the following useful organizations:

GreenvilleOnline.com provides readers with details about the local business community.

Jobs in Greenville

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 396140 $42290 $20.33 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 58490 $33960 $16.33 14.8
3 Production Occupations 55930 $35280 $16.96 5.85
4 Sales and Related Occupations 41530 $34320 $16.5 10.15
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 36290 $20650 $9.93 8.3
6 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 29770 $30740 $14.78 6.45
7 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 22940 $79950 $38.44 5.75
8 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 21840 $50250 $24.16 6.15
9 Management Occupations 17470 $98360 $47.29 6.05
10 Team Assemblers 16980 $30430 $14.63 0.75
11 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 16840 $43080 $20.71 3.8
12 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 14650 $62000 $29.81 5.05
13 Construction and Extraction Occupations 13090 $39010 $18.76 4.4
14 Retail Salespersons 12690 $24570 $11.81 3.1
15 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 12490 $22840 $10.98 3.7
16 Customer Service Representatives 11590 $32920 $15.83 1.75
17 Healthcare Support Occupations 10980 $28020 $13.47 3.05
18 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 10780 $27910 $13.42 1.6
19 Cashiers 10690 $19180 $9.22 2.25
20 Personal Care and Service Occupations 9600 $22630 $10.88 4.1
21 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 9120 $18170 $8.74 2.15
22 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 8480 $78660 $37.82 1.65
23 Registered Nurses 8170 $60700 $29.18 1.9
24 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 7620 $32470 $15.61 1.6
25 Protective Service Occupations 7210 $35910 $17.26 2.25
26 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 7100 $72620 $34.92 2.8
27 General and Operations Managers 6820 $101230 $48.67 1.4
28 Office Clerks, General 6710 $27870 $13.4 2
29 Waiters and Waitresses 6710 $20040 $9.63 1.6
30 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 6420 $21280 $10.23 1.6
31 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 5160 $62020 $29.82 1
32 Machinists 4990 $41570 $19.99 0.3
33 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 4950 $39290 $18.89 0.9
34 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 4720 $26300 $12.64 1.2
35 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 4410 $41350 $19.88 1.2
36 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 4370 $35340 $16.99 1.1
37 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 4320 $52470 $25.22 1
38 Cooks, Restaurant 4210 $20400 $9.81 0.75
39 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 4080 $37660 $18.11 1
40 Nursing Assistants 4050 $27520 $13.23 1.05
41 Community and Social Service Occupations 3910 $41130 $19.78 1.65
42 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 3840 $51500 $24.76 1.7
43 Cooks, Fast Food 3560 $18050 $8.68 0.3
44 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 3400 $38720 $18.61 0.3
45 Personal Care Aides 3090 $19100 $9.18 1.3
46 Helpers--Production Workers 3050 $24400 $11.73 0.3
47 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 3040 $63750 $30.65 0.4
48 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 2830 $29780 $14.32 0.6
49 Accountants and Auditors 2820 $66400 $31.93 0.9
50 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 2610 $30580 $14.7 0.6
51 Packers and Packagers, Hand 2560 $24510 $11.78 0.45
52 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 2480 $25360 $12.19 0.8
53 Security Guards 2410 $27100 $13.03 0.7
54 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2280 $18880 $9.08 1
55 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2220 $27660 $13.3 0.7
56 Substitute Teachers 2210 $25480 $12.25 0
57 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 2100 $30430 $14.63 0.35
58 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 2100 $32490 $15.62 0.4
59 Legal Occupations 2070 $102050 $49.06 0.8
60 Construction Laborers 2070 $28810 $13.85 0.8
61 Food Preparation Workers 2050 $19810 $9.53 0.6
62 Medical Assistants 1990 $29150 $14.01 0.45
63 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1930 $35590 $17.11 0.5
64 Electricians 1790 $43490 $20.91 0.4
65 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1790 $56610 $27.22 0.4
66 Driver/Sales Workers 1780 $24450 $11.75 0.3
67 Mechanical Engineers 1740 $98580 $47.39 0.2
68 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1730 $39280 $18.89 0.45
69 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1710 $55370 $26.62 0.6
70 Carpenters 1620 $39220 $18.86 0.6
71 Home Health Aides 1550 $19610 $9.43 0.7
72 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1540 $39200 $18.85 0.5
73 Industrial Engineers 1500 $78700 $37.84 0.2
74 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1490 $22460 $10.8 0.3
75 Bartenders 1450 $19760 $9.5 0.4
76 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 1440 $47640 $22.9 0.2
77 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1430 $29270 $14.07 0
78 Insurance Sales Agents 1400 $46730 $22.46 0.3
79 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1380 $58110 $27.94 0.9
80 Human Resources Specialists 1380 $49160 $23.63 0.3
81 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1370 $27110 $13.03 0.25
82 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 1360 $23880 $11.48 0.3
83 Tellers 1340 $30620 $14.72 0.3
84 Civil Engineers 1330 $85960 $41.32 0.2
85 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 1320 $61300 $29.47 0.35
86 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 1290 $58400 $28.08 0.3
87 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1210 $37730 $18.14 0.3
88 Childcare Workers 1160 $18270 $8.78 0.8
89 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 1160 $20060 $9.65 0.25
90 Lawyers 1140 $143430 $68.96 0.5
91 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 1130 $44920 $21.6 0.2
92 Billing and Posting Clerks 1110 $34440 $16.56 0.35
93 Tire Builders 1090 $37020 $17.8 0
94 Surgeons 1080 $265260 $127.53 0
95 Computer User Support Specialists 1070 $42670 $20.52 0.4
96 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 1070 $52980 $25.47 0.1
97 Counter and Rental Clerks 1060 $23880 $11.48 0.3
98 Firefighters 1050 $35370 $17 0.2
99 Pharmacy Technicians 1050 $30820 $14.82 0.25
100 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 1050 $64120 $30.83 0.3
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Jobs More Common Near Greenville Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 42,290 396,140
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,960 58,490
Production Occupations 35,280 55,930
Sales and Related Occupations 34,320 41,530
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,650 36,290
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 30,740 29,770
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 79,950 22,940
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 50,250 21,840
Management Occupations 98,360 17,470
Team Assemblers 30,430 16,980
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,080 16,840
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 62,000 14,650
Construction and Extraction Occupations 39,010 13,090
Retail Salespersons 24,570 12,690
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 22,840 12,490
Customer Service Representatives 32,920 11,590
Healthcare Support Occupations 28,020 10,980
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,910 10,780
Cashiers 19,180 10,690
Personal Care and Service Occupations 22,630 9,600
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,170 9,120
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 78,660 8,480
Registered Nurses 60,700 8,170
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,470 7,620
Protective Service Occupations 35,910 7,210
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 72,620 7,100
General and Operations Managers 101,230 6,820
Office Clerks, General 27,870 6,710
Waiters and Waitresses 20,040 6,710
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 21,280 6,420
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 62,020 5,160
Machinists 41,570 4,990
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 39,290 4,950
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 26,300 4,720
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 41,350 4,410
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,340 4,370
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 52,470 4,320
Cooks, Restaurant 20,400 4,210
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 37,660 4,080
Nursing Assistants 27,520 4,050
Community and Social Service Occupations 41,130 3,910
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 51,500 3,840
Cooks, Fast Food 18,050 3,560
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 38,720 3,400
Personal Care Aides 19,100 3,090
Helpers--Production Workers 24,400 3,050
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 63,750 3,040
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 29,780 2,830
Accountants and Auditors 66,400 2,820
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 30,580 2,610

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 42,290 396,140
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,960 58,490
Production Occupations 35,280 55,930
Sales and Related Occupations 34,320 41,530
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 30,740 29,770
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 79,950 22,940
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 50,250 21,840
Management Occupations 98,360 17,470
Team Assemblers 30,430 16,980
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,080 16,840
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 62,000 14,650
Construction and Extraction Occupations 39,010 13,090
Customer Service Representatives 32,920 11,590
Healthcare Support Occupations 28,020 10,980
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,910 10,780
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 78,660 8,480
Registered Nurses 60,700 8,170
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,470 7,620
Protective Service Occupations 35,910 7,210
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 72,620 7,100
General and Operations Managers 101,230 6,820
Office Clerks, General 27,870 6,710
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 62,020 5,160
Machinists 41,570 4,990
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 39,290 4,950
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 26,300 4,720
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 41,350 4,410
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,340 4,370
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 52,470 4,320
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 37,660 4,080
Nursing Assistants 27,520 4,050
Community and Social Service Occupations 41,130 3,910
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 51,500 3,840
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 38,720 3,400
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 63,750 3,040
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 29,780 2,830
Accountants and Auditors 66,400 2,820
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 30,580 2,610
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 25,360 2,480
Security Guards 27,100 2,410
Receptionists and Information Clerks 27,660 2,220
Substitute Teachers 25,480 2,210
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 30,430 2,100
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 32,490 2,100
Legal Occupations 102,050 2,070
Construction Laborers 28,810 2,070
Medical Assistants 29,150 1,990
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 35,590 1,930
Electricians 43,490 1,790
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 56,610 1,790

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