Salem employment information

IndexSalemSouth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$18,990$24,222$28,555
Median household income$35,833$45,033$53,482
Median income owner occupied$38,750$55,527$68,142
Median income renter occupied$21,250$27,328$33,219
Median earnings male$22,344$31,966$36,116
Median earnings female$20,417$22,711$25,692
Unemployment rate7.5%6.4%5.8%
Poverty level12.7%18.3%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Salem is 33% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Salem is 33% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Salem is 29% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Salem is 19% lower than the national average.

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Salem median earnings by income bracket

Salem employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry8.1%0.0%
Manufacturing sector29.7%20.0%
Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
Wholesale & retail services5.4%24.0%
Public administration0.0%0.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities21.6%28.0%
Education, health & social services0.0%40.0%
Other35.1%8.0%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Highlands, NC1,082$61,71315%
Six Mile, SC928$59,25011%
Seneca, SC8,147$37,98329%
Clemson, SC14,254$33,63237%
Utica, SC1,247$31,94040%
Salem, SC126$35,83333%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Oatman, AZ126$4,56091%
Salem, OK126$34,31836%
Plevna, MT126$37,50030%
Round Mountain, CA126$22,11559%
Media, IL126$48,03610%
Salem, SC126$35,83333%
Source: The Salem, SC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.