South Carolina


Modern car and truck dealerships provide a wide variety of unique and challenging careers to meet the interests and skill levels of almost anyone. These careers offer responsible individuals competitive salaries, great benefits, and excellent opportunity for advancement.

South Carolina is host to more than 250 car dealerships, employing more than 16,000 people. Demand for employees is high, which translates into job security. Many jobs are high-tech and challenging as well as rewarding. Job-seekers can find vital information on training opportunities and scholarships below. Jump start your career today.

Car Dealerships

Total Car Dealership Jobs
Average Annual Salary
Total Number of Car Dealerships
$13.3 B
Total Car Dealership Sales
$319 M
Income Taxes Paid
Employees per Dealership
$869 M
Annual Car Dealership Payroll

Truck Dealerships

Total Truck Dealership Jobs
Total Number of Truck Dealerships
$1.2 B
Total Truck Dealership Sales
$103 M
Annual Truck Dealership Payroll

Training Centers

8 Total Number of Training Facilities

Central Carolina Technical College

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Sumter Shop Car
The Automotive Technology Certificate is designed to provide technology specific training in a combination of classroom and lab settings to prepare graduates for entry-level jobs in the field of automotive engine repair; drive train repair; and brake, suspension, and steering diagnosis.

Greenville Technical College

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Greenville Shop Car
The Automotive Service Training program at Greenville Technical College will teach you to use the latest equipment – tools that are equal to or better than what you’ll find in the workplace.

Midlands Technical College

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Columbia Shop Car
The automotive curriculum at Midlands Technical College provides students with an up-to-date training program that will develop their knowledge of automotive theory and operational skills. Students prepare to enter the career field through hands-on training emphasizing diagnostic and electrical service, engine overhaul, air conditioning repair, suspension and brake service, and more.
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