Top Areas for Hiring

  • Population
  • Cost of Living Index
  • Average Pay
  • Weekly Hiring Trends
  • Types of Hiring
1Charleston
  • 389,262
  • 101.1%
  • Elementary, Middle School and High School Teachers, University Professors
  • $49,000
  • [TBA]

Charleston County School District is the primary employer of elementary, middle and high school education in the region. Employment opportunities can be found on the school district’s recruitment page. The College of Charleston is the main employer of postsecondary educators. Career opportunities can be found on the institute’s careers page. Trident Technical College is another option for college educators. Bear in mind, however, that average teaching salaries fall well below the region’s living wage estimates for a family of four.

2Columbia
  • 133,803
  • 94.3%
  • Elementary, Middle School and High School Teachers, College and University Professors
  • $48,446
  • [TBA]

Richland County School District 1 and Richmond School District 2 are the primary employers of educators on the K-12 side; job postings appear on the districts’ recruitment sites here and here. For postsecondary educators, the University of South Carolina-Columbia, Allen University, and Columbia College are among the many options in Columbia’s city limits. Average teaching salaries in Columbia generally fall short of the city’s estimated living wage for a family of four.

3Mount Pleasant
  • 81,317
  • n/a
  • Elementary, Middle School and High School Educators
  • $50,306
  • [TBA]

Charleston County School District is Mount Pleasant’s main provider of K-12 education and main employer of educators. For openings, visit the district’s career site. There are no major colleges or universities in Mount Pleasant. Average annual incomes for public school teachers living and working in Mount Pleasant generally fall below the region’s living wage estimate for a family of four.

4Rock Hill
  • 71,548
  • n/a
  • Elementary, Middle School and High School Educators
  • $50,306
  • [TBA]

Rock Hill School District is the city’s main employer. Teachers seeking employment in the city can find available opportunities on the district’s recruitment page. There are no major colleges or universities in Rock Hill. Public school teachers working in the city generally earn below the region’s living wage based on the needs of a family of four.

5Greenville
  • 64,579
  • 94.1%
  • Elementary, Middle School and High School Educators, University Professors
  • $51,823
  • [TBA]

Greenville School District is the main employer of educators in the city. Available job opportunities in teaching can be found on the district’s recruitment page. For postsecondary educators, the primary employer is Bob Jones University; opportunities can be found on the university’s recruitment page. Average annual pay for teachers working in Greenville typically falls below the regional living wage based on the needs of a family of four.

6Sumter
  • 40,816
  • n/a
  • Elementary, Middle School and High School Educators, College Professors
  • $50,306
  • [TBA]

Sumter School District encompasses 27 schools in the region and provides teaching to 16,794 students. With 994 teachers employed full-time, educators seeking an opportunity in the district can seek current opportunities for teaching on the school district’s recruitment page. Morris College is the city’s main employer of postsecondary educators; job opportunities at the college can be found on the institute’s recruitment page. Average teaching salaries in Sumter generally fall short of the region’s estimated living cost for a family of four.

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