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Chester County Economic Development
Wage & Salary

Average Wage and Salary

Here, we compare average wage and salary statistics for our county and state, plus list typical salaries for manufacturing sectors in our region. 

Wage and Salary Comparison ( 2007)
Sector Chester County South Carolina United States 
Average Weekly Wages $653 $680 $855
Average Annual Salary $33,947 $35,384 $44,450
Average Hourly Production Wages $13.16 $15.71 $17.26
Annual Salary by Manufacturing Sector (2007)
Sector Chester County South Carolina
Manufacturing $41,444 $44,928
Wood products *** $36,764
Non-metallic mineral product $44,044 $44,460
Primary metal $51,688 $57,096
Fabricated metal product $32,084 $42,380
Machinery *** $47,850
Computer and electronic product *** $49,920
Electrical equipment and appliance *** $47,632
Transportation equipment *** $49,296
Furniture and related product *** $31,668
Miscellaneous *** $38,948
Food *** $29,952
Beverage and tobacco product *** $39,260
Textile mills *** $36,244
Textile product mills $27,872 $29,432
Apparel *** $24,492
Paper *** $65,728
Printing and related support activities *** $37,076
Petroleum and coal products *** $56,160
Chemical $56,680 $55,016
Plastics and rubber products *** $47,736
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