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The Aerospace & Defense Industry in South Carolina

Aerospace & Defense Workforce in 2019

Total Jobs Supported By A&D in South Carolina34,830
Direct Employment19,490
Supply Chain Employment15,341
South Carolina’s Share of the National A&D Workforce1.58%
Average Wage of an A&D Employee in South Carolina$83,494
Total Wages Paid Out to A&D Employees (In Millions)$2,908

Sales and Economic Output (2019)

Total Economic Output (In Millions)$10,742
A&D’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Contribution (In Millions)$3,988
Direct Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Contribution (In Millions)$7,011
Supply Chain Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Contribution (In Millions)$3,731
A&D’s GDP Contribution as a Percent of Total State GDP1.62%
State & Local Tax Contribution (In Millions)$203
Federal Tax Contribution (In Millions)$579

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