South Carolina

  • Project Labor Agreements

    Adopted ABC model government-neutrality bill.

  • Prevailing Wage


  • Right to Work


  • Public-Private Partnerships

    Statutes authorize the use of P3s on certain Port Authority projects and allow the South Carolina Department of Transportation to enter into P3s for highway projects.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    Current labor supply satisfies 52% of peak labor demand.

    State offered $10,988,985 in grants and incentives for workforce preparation and development in 2023.


  • Career and Technical Education

    86% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

    South Carolina does recognize NCCER as an approved curriculum for CTE programs.

  • Job Growth Rate


Monthly Unemployment Rate in South Carolina

Please see ABC's state-by-state construction unemployment data here.

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: Within 21 days of receipt by the owner of any pay request based upon work completed.
Public: Within 21 days of receipt by the owner of any pay request based upon work completed.
Subs: For both public and private, the prime must pay subs and subs must pay lower tiers within 7 days.

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

All private and public employers must use E-Verify.

Percentage of State GDP From Nonresidential Construction


Incidence Rate


Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

State plan covers private workplaces and state and local government workplaces.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction


Marijuana Legalization Status

Legalized for medical use.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage


Percentage of Pensions Funded


Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate


Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)


State and Local Public Construction Expenditures (in millions)