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Spartanburg Employment

Employment and Industries in the Spartanburg, South Carolina Area

Spartanburg, South Carolina has more than 100 international companies. The city has one of the highest per capita international investment in the nation. Spartanburg includes the headquarters of Extended Stay Hotels, QS/1 Data Systems, Advance America and Denny's. Milliken & Company, one of the world's largest privately held textile and chemical manufacturers has its headquarters and a research facility in Spartanburg. The region's economy also benefits from a BMW manufacturing facility.

The leading employment sectors in Spartanburg are accommodation and food services, construction, textile mills and textile products, educational services, healthcare, manufacturing, social assistance and professional, scientific and technical services.

Management, professional and related occupations (29% of the jobs). Sales and office occupations (22% of the workforce). Production, transportation and material moving jobs (17% of the labor force).

Noteworthy facts about Spartanburg, South Carolina: Adult population holding a bachelor's degree or higher: 26%. Cost of living index in 2008: 83.2. Average salary in 2009: $27,000.

The top job providers in Spartanburg:

  • Spartanburg Regional Health Services District Inc
  • USLC, LLC
  • Black Mary Health Systems LLC
  • RR Donnelley & Sons Company
  • Spartanburg Automotive Steel Inc
  • Tietex International
  • Denny's Holdings, Inc
  • American Fibers and Yarns Company
  • Cemex Construction Materials LP
  • Invista SARL
  • Spartanburg Stainless Products, Inc
  • Walmart Stores, Inc
  • Advantica Restaurant Group Inc
  • JM Smith Corporation
  • Security Finance Corporation of Spartanburg
  • Synalloy Corporation
  • Southern States Packaging Company, Inv
  • Metromont Materials Corp

Some of the most popular jobs in Spartanburg where the majority of the workers are college graduates include registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, industrial engineers, sales managers, computer programmers, financial managers, and computer systems analysts.

Spartanburg businesses have access to helpful organizations such as:

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Jobs in Spartanburg

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 142140 $41790 $20.09 100
2 Production Occupations 22010 $38430 $18.48 5.85
3 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 20590 $32340 $15.55 14.8
4 Sales and Related Occupations 15200 $33310 $16.02 10.15
5 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 12840 $33630 $16.17 6.45
6 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 11530 $20880 $10.04 8.3
7 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 8230 $46480 $22.35 6.15
8 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 8150 $75300 $36.2 5.75
9 Team Assemblers 8150 $41010 $19.71 0.75
10 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 7930 $42880 $20.61 3.8
11 Management Occupations 6090 $101370 $48.73 6.05
12 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 5180 $26760 $12.87 1.6
13 Cashiers 5130 $19230 $9.24 2.25
14 Construction and Extraction Occupations 4490 $37240 $17.9 4.4
15 Retail Salespersons 4320 $27390 $13.17 3.1
16 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 4150 $59100 $28.41 5.05
17 Healthcare Support Occupations 3860 $27870 $13.4 3.05
18 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 3580 $41880 $20.14 1.2
19 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3510 $23670 $11.38 3.7
20 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3450 $18520 $8.9 2.15
21 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 3330 $22780 $10.95 1.2
22 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 3100 $79470 $38.2 1.65
23 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2780 $32410 $15.58 1.6
24 Registered Nurses 2770 $59980 $28.83 1.9
25 Protective Service Occupations 2600 $36120 $17.36 2.25
26 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2510 $21100 $10.15 4.1
27 Customer Service Representatives 2400 $31570 $15.18 1.75
28 General and Operations Managers 2240 $109430 $52.61 1.4
29 Waiters and Waitresses 2170 $20230 $9.73 1.6
30 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2020 $65620 $31.55 1
31 Office Clerks, General 1840 $28410 $13.66 2
32 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1780 $22710 $10.92 1.6
33 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1730 $36580 $17.59 1.1
34 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1720 $63300 $30.43 2.8
35 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1680 $38020 $18.28 1
36 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1610 $38370 $18.45 0.9
37 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1570 $48030 $23.09 1
38 Community and Social Service Occupations 1500 $42430 $20.4 1.65
39 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1430 $33740 $16.22 0.3
40 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 1400 $50350 $24.21 0.2
41 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 1390 $64620 $31.07 0.4
42 Cooks, Restaurant 1340 $22130 $10.64 0.75
43 Industrial Engineers 1330 $87580 $42.1 0.2
44 Nursing Assistants 1310 $23070 $11.09 1.05
45 Construction Laborers 1140 $32390 $15.57 0.8
46 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1070 $32200 $15.48 0.6
47 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 1020 $35780 $17.2 0.6
48 Personal Care Aides 980 $18760 $9.02 1.3
49 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 940 $48410 $23.27 1.7
50 Accountants and Auditors 920 $68480 $32.92 0.9
51 Receptionists and Information Clerks 900 $28050 $13.48 0.7
52 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 890 $37140 $17.86 0.5
53 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 890 $31850 $15.31 0.4
54 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 820 $31950 $15.36 0.35
55 Food Preparation Workers 790 $18870 $9.07 0.6
56 Home Health Aides 760 $22610 $10.87 0.7
57 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 750 $19870 $9.55 1
58 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 720 $25780 $12.4 0.8
59 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 720 $29440 $14.16 0
60 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 690 $38770 $18.64 0.45
61 Security Guards 680 $35790 $17.21 0.7
62 Sewing Machine Operators 670 $21770 $10.47 0.1
63 Medical Secretaries 670 $31480 $15.13 0.4
64 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 670 $57670 $27.73 0.3
65 Machinists 650 $36060 $17.34 0.3
66 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 640 $40260 $19.36 0.5
67 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 630 $36030 $17.32 0.2
68 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 620 $46640 $22.42 0.3
69 Cooks, Fast Food 600 $17390 $8.36 0.3
70 Medical Assistants 590 $30820 $14.82 0.45
71 Legal Occupations 580 $80900 $38.9 0.8
72 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 570 $58710 $28.23 0.3
73 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 530 $25190 $12.11 0
74 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 500 $62520 $30.06 0.9
75 Packers and Packagers, Hand 500 $21540 $10.35 0.45
76 Electricians 480 $36910 $17.75 0.4
77 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 480 $35390 $17.01 0.2
78 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 480 $40040 $19.25 0.6
79 Human Resources Specialists 480 $48320 $23.23 0.3
80 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 470 $22860 $10.99 0.3
81 Pharmacy Technicians 470 $28630 $13.77 0.25
82 Correctional Officers and Jailers 460 $32290 $15.52 0.3
83 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 450 $70710 $34 0.35
84 Mechanical Engineers 450 $84030 $40.4 0.2
85 Medical and Health Services Managers 450 $95350 $45.84 0.2
86 Dental Assistants 440 $36430 $17.51 0.2
87 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 440 $38790 $18.65 0
88 Industrial Production Managers 440 $122600 $58.94 0.1
89 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 440 $59570 $28.64 0.4
90 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 430 $40230 $19.34 0.1
91 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 400 $29290 $14.08 0.25
92 Tellers 400 $28510 $13.71 0.3
93 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 400 $220490 $106.01 0.2
94 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 390 $30560 $14.69 0.2
95 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 390 $18830 $9.05 0.25
96 Radiologic Technologists 380 $49240 $23.68 0.1
97 Family and General Practitioners 380 $226350 $108.82 0.1
98 Firefighters 370 $31650 $15.22 0.2
99 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 360 $22340 $10.74 0.1
100 Financial Managers 360 $115350 $55.46 0.4
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Jobs More Common Near Spartanburg Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,790 142,140
Production Occupations 38,430 22,010
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,340 20,590
Sales and Related Occupations 33,310 15,200
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 33,630 12,840
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,880 11,530
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 46,480 8,230
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 75,300 8,150
Team Assemblers 41,010 8,150
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,880 7,930
Management Occupations 101,370 6,090
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,760 5,180
Cashiers 19,230 5,130
Construction and Extraction Occupations 37,240 4,490
Retail Salespersons 27,390 4,320
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 59,100 4,150
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,870 3,860
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 41,880 3,580
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 23,670 3,510
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,520 3,450
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 22,780 3,330
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 79,470 3,100
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,410 2,780
Registered Nurses 59,980 2,770
Protective Service Occupations 36,120 2,600
Personal Care and Service Occupations 21,100 2,510
Customer Service Representatives 31,570 2,400
General and Operations Managers 109,430 2,240
Waiters and Waitresses 20,230 2,170
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 65,620 2,020
Office Clerks, General 28,410 1,840
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 22,710 1,780
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 36,580 1,730
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 63,300 1,720
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 38,020 1,680
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 38,370 1,610
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 48,030 1,570
Community and Social Service Occupations 42,430 1,500
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 33,740 1,430
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 50,350 1,400
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 64,620 1,390
Cooks, Restaurant 22,130 1,340
Industrial Engineers 87,580 1,330
Nursing Assistants 23,070 1,310
Construction Laborers 32,390 1,140
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 32,200 1,070
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 35,780 1,020
Personal Care Aides 18,760 980
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 48,410 940
Accountants and Auditors 68,480 920

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,790 142,140
Production Occupations 38,430 22,010
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,340 20,590
Sales and Related Occupations 33,310 15,200
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 33,630 12,840
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 46,480 8,230
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 75,300 8,150
Team Assemblers 41,010 8,150
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,880 7,930
Management Occupations 101,370 6,090
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,760 5,180
Construction and Extraction Occupations 37,240 4,490
Retail Salespersons 27,390 4,320
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 59,100 4,150
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,870 3,860
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 41,880 3,580
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 79,470 3,100
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,410 2,780
Registered Nurses 59,980 2,770
Protective Service Occupations 36,120 2,600
Customer Service Representatives 31,570 2,400
General and Operations Managers 109,430 2,240
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 65,620 2,020
Office Clerks, General 28,410 1,840
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 36,580 1,730
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 63,300 1,720
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 38,020 1,680
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 38,370 1,610
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 48,030 1,570
Community and Social Service Occupations 42,430 1,500
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 33,740 1,430
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 50,350 1,400
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 64,620 1,390
Industrial Engineers 87,580 1,330
Construction Laborers 32,390 1,140
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 32,200 1,070
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 35,780 1,020
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 48,410 940
Accountants and Auditors 68,480 920
Receptionists and Information Clerks 28,050 900
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 37,140 890
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 31,850 890
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 31,950 820
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 25,780 720
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 29,440 720
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 38,770 690
Security Guards 35,790 680
Medical Secretaries 31,480 670
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 57,670 670
Machinists 36,060 650

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