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The Aerospace & Defense Industry in South Carolina

Aerospace & Defense Workforce in 2021

Total Jobs Supported By A&D in South Carolina35,978
Direct Employment20,316
Supply Chain Employment15,662
South Carolina’s Share of the National A&D Workforce1.71%
Average Wage of an A&D Employee in South Carolina$86,581
Total Wages Paid Out to A&D Employees (In Millions)$3,115

Sales and Economic Output (2021)

Total Economic Output (In Millions)$11,540
A&D’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Contribution (In Millions)$4,284
Direct Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Contribution (In Millions)$2,632
Supply Chain Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Contribution (In Millions)$1,652
A&D’s GDP Contribution as a Percent of Total State GDP1.59%
State & Local Tax Contribution (In Millions)$159
Federal Tax Contribution (In Millions)$497

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