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Average SC, NC, and GA Annual Wages as a Percentage of 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.
Red indicates that SC wages are lower than NC or GA wages.


Occupational Categories South
Carolina
North
Carolina
Georgia United
States

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry

109.3

116.5

101.1

$18,860

Architecture and Engineering

98.0

91.9

93.8

54,060
Healthcare Practitioners, Technologists, and Technicians 97.4 97.4 93.4 47,990
Production – Assemblers, Machine Operators, etc 96.8 92.1 91.6 26,450
Healthcare Aides and Assistants 93.0 91.9 92.3 21,040
Food Preparation and Serving 92.7 95.5 96.0 16,070
Installation, Maintenance, Repair – Mechanics, Technicians 91.9 94.5 99.1 33,760
Transportation and Material Moving – Air, Rail, Truck, etc 90.1 93.4 101.0 25,630

Personal Care and Service

89.7

88.2

107.8

20,510
Education, Training, and Library 88.8 87.1 93.6 37,900
Office and Administrative Support 88.3 94.6 97.5 26,300
Building and Grounds – Cleaning and Maintenance 88.0 91.5 90.6 19,570
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 87.6 94.1 92.3 47,790
Community and Social Services 84.4 89.9 98.7 32,910
Sales – Retail, Wholesale, Services, Real Estate, etc 83.9 93.8 98.4 27,990
Computer and Mathematical 83.4 102.3 97.0 58,050
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 81.8 88.1 87.8 38,640
Business and Financial Operations 81.6 94.5 98.5 48,470
Managers and Executives 80.6 93.0 100.9 68,190

Construction and Skilled Trades

79.3

79.8

85.3

34,440
Protective Services – Fire, Police, Corrections, Security 78.1 87.4 82.2 30,780
Legal 76.3 92.0 86.2 68,930

All Occupations

86.4

91.8

95.8

32,890


The percentages 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!