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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations401590$43,230$20.78100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations57870$34,560$16.6114.35
3Production Occupations55330$36,630$17.615.7
4Sales and Related Occupations42420$34,360$16.529.9
5Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations36560$21,330$10.268.55
6Transportation and Material Moving Occupations30580$31,510$15.156.55
7Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations24260$75,860$36.475.8
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations21990$52,540$25.266.05
9Management Occupations17480$103,500$49.766.15
10Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations17440$44,810$21.543.8
11Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers15870$32,420$15.580
12Business and Financial Operations Occupations15100$62,650$30.125.25
13Construction and Extraction Occupations13170$41,170$19.794.45
14Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations12160$23,360$11.233.65
15Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand11680$28,300$13.611.7
16Retail Salespersons11670$24,610$11.832.85
17Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food11650$18,280$8.792.3
18Cashiers11500$19,160$9.212.2
19Customer Service Representatives11480$33,320$16.021.75
20Personal Care and Service Occupations10680$22,320$10.734.3
21Healthcare Support Occupations10600$28,220$13.573
22Architecture and Engineering Occupations9200$80,960$38.931.7
23Registered Nurses8450$58,970$28.351.95
24Computer and Mathematical Occupations8200$71,050$34.162.9
25Protective Service Occupations7220$36,190$17.42.2
26General and Operations Managers7030$102,840$49.441.5
27Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive7000$33,250$15.981.5
28Office Clerks, General6790$28,790$13.841.9
29Machinists6460$38,680$18.590.25
30Waiters and Waitresses6420$19,920$9.581.7
31Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners6290$21,910$10.531.55
32Maintenance and Repair Workers, General5140$41,180$19.80.9
33Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products4950$59,640$28.670.9
34Stock Clerks and Order Fillers4800$26,200$12.61.3
35Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers4560$44,130$21.221.2
36First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers4210$53,780$25.860.95
37Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks4030$36,120$17.371.05
38Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers3860$39,450$18.970.3
39Community and Social Service Occupations3800$44,450$21.371.65
40Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations3750$52,640$25.311.8
41Cooks, Restaurant3740$20,100$9.660.8
42First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers3600$37,470$18.011
43Nursing Assistants3540$25,080$12.061
44Personal Care Aides3360$19,180$9.221.5
45First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers3330$30,390$14.610.6
46Sales Representatives, Services, All Other3320$42,430$20.40.6
47First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers3040$64,400$30.960.4
48Accountants and Auditors2980$70,670$33.970.9
49Packers and Packagers, Hand2760$25,080$12.060.45
50Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers2630$30,830$14.820.6
51Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers2500$25,270$12.150.8
52Cooks, Fast Food2490$18,920$9.090.3
53Receptionists and Information Clerks2480$29,190$14.030.7
54Food Preparation Workers2350$21,390$10.280.6
55Construction Laborers2320$31,570$15.180.8
56Helpers--Production Workers2300$22,640$10.880.3
57Security Guards2290$24,670$11.860.7
58Substitute Teachers2090$26,210$12.60
59Legal Occupations2080$94,520$45.440.8
60Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks2060$32,280$15.520.4
61Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics2010$35,910$17.260.5
62Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1990$19,150$9.210.9
63Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses1950$39,340$18.910.5
64Civil Engineers1860$92,270$44.360.2
65Driver/Sales Workers1830$23,530$11.310.3
66Industrial Machinery Mechanics1810$49,000$23.560.2
67Electricians1790$47,800$22.980.4
68Medical Assistants1790$30,650$14.730.45
69Mechanical Engineers1770$95,470$45.90.2
70Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders1750$30,440$14.640
71Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers1740$41,040$19.730.4
72Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators1730$30,390$14.610.35
73First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers1710$58,860$28.30.4
74Human Resources Specialists1560$51,790$24.90.35
75Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations1510$59,900$28.80.8
76Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria1500$23,110$11.110.3
77Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists1480$61,110$29.380.4
78Home Health Aides1470$20,530$9.870.7
79Carpenters1450$41,170$19.790.7
80Industrial Engineers1400$81,740$39.30.2
81Pharmacy Technicians1390$30,540$14.680.3
82Medical Secretaries1360$31,540$15.170.4
83First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers1340$58,620$28.190.3
84Insurance Sales Agents1340$55,180$26.530.3
85Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders1340$28,360$13.630.2
86Bill and Account Collectors1330$33,430$16.070.2
87Computer User Support Specialists1330$46,540$22.380.4
88Management Analysts1280$61,320$29.480.5
89Tellers1280$31,050$14.930.3
90Software Developers, Applications1270$85,700$41.20.55
91Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers1260$53,310$25.630.15
92Network and Computer Systems Administrators1230$69,050$33.20.25
93Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics1220$31,820$15.30.2
94Amusement and Recreation Attendants1200$19,240$9.250.2
95First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors1190$54,890$26.390
96Chefs and Head Cooks1180$44,160$21.230.1
97Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers1150$37,850$18.20.3
98Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists1140$19,190$9.230.4
99Lawyers1140$130,240$62.610.5
100Social and Human Service Assistants1140$29,530$14.20.25
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Jobs More Common Near Greenville Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$43,230401,590
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,56057,870
Production Occupations$36,63055,330
Sales and Related Occupations$34,36042,420
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$21,33036,560
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$31,51030,580
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$75,86024,260
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$52,54021,990
Management Occupations$103,50017,480
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,81017,440
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$32,42015,870
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$62,65015,100
Construction and Extraction Occupations$41,17013,170
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$23,36012,160
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,30011,680
Retail Salespersons$24,61011,670
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$18,28011,650
Cashiers$19,16011,500
Customer Service Representatives$33,32011,480
Personal Care and Service Occupations$22,32010,680
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,22010,600
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$80,9609,200
Registered Nurses$58,9708,450
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$71,0508,200
Protective Service Occupations$36,1907,220
General and Operations Managers$102,8407,030
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,2507,000
Office Clerks, General$28,7906,790
Machinists$38,6806,460
Waiters and Waitresses$19,9206,420
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$21,9106,290
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$41,1805,140
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$59,6404,950
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,2004,800
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$44,1304,560
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$53,7804,210
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$36,1204,030
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$39,4503,860
Community and Social Service Occupations$44,4503,800
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$52,6403,750
Cooks, Restaurant$20,1003,740
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$37,4703,600
Nursing Assistants$25,0803,540
Personal Care Aides$19,1803,360
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$30,3903,330
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$42,4303,320
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$64,4003,040
Accountants and Auditors$70,6702,980
Packers and Packagers, Hand$25,0802,760
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$30,8302,630

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$43,230401,590
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,56057,870
Production Occupations$36,63055,330
Sales and Related Occupations$34,36042,420
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$31,51030,580
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$75,86024,260
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$52,54021,990
Management Occupations$103,50017,480
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,81017,440
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$32,42015,870
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$62,65015,100
Construction and Extraction Occupations$41,17013,170
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,30011,680
Customer Service Representatives$33,32011,480
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,22010,600
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$80,9609,200
Registered Nurses$58,9708,450
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$71,0508,200
Protective Service Occupations$36,1907,220
General and Operations Managers$102,8407,030
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,2507,000
Office Clerks, General$28,7906,790
Machinists$38,6806,460
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$41,1805,140
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$59,6404,950
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,2004,800
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$44,1304,560
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$53,7804,210
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$36,1204,030
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$39,4503,860
Community and Social Service Occupations$44,4503,800
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$52,6403,750
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$37,4703,600
Nursing Assistants$25,0803,540
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$30,3903,330
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$42,4303,320
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$64,4003,040
Accountants and Auditors$70,6702,980
Packers and Packagers, Hand$25,0802,760
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$30,8302,630
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$25,2702,500
Receptionists and Information Clerks$29,1902,480
Construction Laborers$31,5702,320
Substitute Teachers$26,2102,090
Legal Occupations$94,5202,080
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$32,2802,060
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$35,9102,010
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$39,3401,950
Civil Engineers$92,2701,860
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$49,0001,810

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