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Average South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and US Annual Wages – 2000



For 22 major occupational groups – and all groups combined
Green indicates that SC wages are higher than NC or GA wages.
Blue indicates that SC wages are lower than NC or GA wages.

Occupational Categories South Carolina North Carolina Georgia United States

Managers and Executives

$54,940

$63,450

$68,820

$68,190
Architecture and Engineering 53,000 49,690 50,690 54,060
Legal 52,590 63,410 59,450 68,930

Computer and Mathematical

48,430

59,370

56,310

58,050
Healthcare Practitioners, Technologists, and Technicians 46,760 46,740 44,810 47,990
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 41,870 44,970 44,130 47,790

Business and Financial Operations

39,540

45,780

47,720

48,470
Education, Training and Library 33,640 33,000 35,490 37,900
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 31,590 34,040 33,920 38,640
Installation, Maintenance, Repair – Mechanics, Technicians 31,040 31,890 33,470 33,760

Community and Social Services

27,760

29,580

32,480

32,910
Construction and Skilled Trades 27,320 27,490 29,390 34,440
Production – Assemblers, Machine Operators, etc 25,610 24,360 24,220 26,450
Protective Services – Fire, Police, Corrections, Security 24,030 26,890 25,300 30,780
Sales – Wholesale, Retail, Real Estate, Services, etc 23,490 26,260 27,550 27,990
Office and Administrative Support 23,220 24,880 25,640 26,300
Transportation and Material Moving – Air, Rail, Truck, etc 23,100 23,950 25,880 25,630
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 20,610 21,980 19,070 18,860

Healthcare Aides and Assistants

19,560

19,330

19,410

21,040
Personal Care and Service 18,400 18,090 22,120 20,510
Building and Grounds – Cleaning and Maintenance 17,220 17,900 17,730 19,570
Food Preparation and Serving 14,890 15,340 15,420 16,070

All Occupations

28,420

30,197

31,508

32,890


The annual wages and salaries shown above are based on survey data collected from employers in all industry divisions in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. The data was collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which is part of the US Department of Labor.

You can see the actual data we used by clicking these links: South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and the United States. These pages will also show you the individual occupations that make up each of the 22 major occupational groups.

In each of these four tables, we used the next-to-last column labeled "mean annual wage estimates."

We invite you to check our calculations for errors. If you find any, please write us. Thanks!