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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in South Carolina

The top 200 highest paying jobs in South Carolina (ranked by annual average salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid workers) and the number of employment of each job in South Carolina are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in South Carolina is family and general practitioners with an average annual salary of $180,350. The second highest paying job is general pediatricians (average salary $174,230). The salary and the employment information in South Carolina is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in South Carolina

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Family and General Practitioners
$180,350
3,650
2 General Pediatricians
$174,230
190
3 Psychiatrists
$167,180
190
4 General Dentists
$167,010
1,490
5 Nurse Anesthetists
$150,280
500
6 Other Specialists Dentists
$143,330
40
7 Chief Executives
$140,080
4,410
8 Podiatrists
$120,440
90
9 Pharmacists
$119,360
4,920
10 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$115,720
2,440
11 Other Physical Scientists
$108,460
80
12 Physicists
$107,440
30
13 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$102,260
3,250
14 Industrial Production Managers
$99,260
3,030
15 Marketing Managers
$98,670
1,150
16 Engineers, All Other
$98,220
540
17 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$96,420
90
18 Financial Managers
$95,570
4,780
19 Other Psychologists
$93,650
110
20 Aerospace Engineers
$93,650
300
21 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$93,410
1,230
22 Training and Development Managers
$93,390
480
23 Sales Managers
$91,770
3,620
24 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$90,680
140
25 Optometrists
$90,350
400
26 Nuclear Engineers
$89,390
880
27 Purchasing Managers
$89,360
750
28 Audiologists
$88,770
70
29 Nurse Practitioners
$88,390
1,260
30 Air Traffic Controllers
$87,860
180
31 Human Resources Managers
$87,860
1,460
32 Computer Hardware Engineers
$87,310
300
33 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$86,760
1,000
34 Lawyers
$86,740
5,400
35 Veterinarians
$86,710
930
36 Physician Assistants
$85,710
920
37 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$85,700
90
38 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$85,650
280
39 Commercial Pilots
$85,060
190
40 Mechanical Engineers
$83,790
5,670
41 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$83,760
180
42 Chemical Engineers
$82,670
540
43 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$82,030
610
44 Medical and Health Services Managers
$81,670
4,510
45 Natural Sciences Managers
$81,090
260
46 Nurse Midwives
$80,970
60
47 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$80,570
3,810
48 Materials Engineers
$80,510
510
49 Physical Therapists
$80,210
2,820
50 Computer Network Architects
$80,150
1,200
51 All Other Managers
$80,050
1,210
52 Electrical Engineers
$79,840
1,880
53 General and Operations Managers
$79,810
27,430
54 Occupational Therapists
$79,490
1,870
55 Biomedical Engineers
$79,120
90
56 Other Computer Occupations
$79,070
1,550
57 Environmental Science Teachers
$78,810
60
58 Chiropractors
$78,540
350
59 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$78,070
130
60 Applications Software Developers
$77,900
3,160
61 Sales Engineers
$77,080
410
62 Industrial Engineers
$77,010
6,320
63 Radiation Therapists
$76,160
210
64 Construction Managers
$75,420
2,320
65 Materials Scientists
$75,360
60
66 Civil Engineers
$73,940
5,240
67 Administrative Services Managers
$73,340
2,670
68 Other Biological Scientists
$71,810
160
69 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$71,560
530
70 Systems Software Developers
$71,360
2,100
71 Chemists
$71,290
840
72 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$71,000
250
73 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$70,860
2,730
74 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$70,280
170
75 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$70,270
40
76 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$69,700
650
77 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$69,620
1,210
78 Other Education Administrators
$69,600
270
79 Transportation Inspectors
$69,510
90
80 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$69,510
190
81 Nuclear Technicians
$69,010
510
82 Environmental Engineers
$68,800
1,150
83 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$68,370
500
84 Computer Systems Analysts
$68,340
5,650
85 Computer Programmers
$67,820
3,530
86 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$67,580
80
87 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$67,550
890
88 Operations Research Analysts
$67,250
840
89 Technical Writers
$67,090
500
90 Ship Engineers
$66,910
50
91 Speech-Language Pathologists
$66,720
1,700
92 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$65,960
200
93 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$65,470
940
94 Database Administrators
$65,440
1,060
95 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$65,290
240
96 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$65,210
260
97 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians
$65,190
730
98 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$65,190
250
99 Management Analysts
$65,160
7,580
100 Information Security Analysts
$64,680
1,020
101 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$64,660
1,410
102 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$64,530
840
103 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$64,240
290
104 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$64,050
670
105 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$64,000
4,010
106 Funeral Service Managers
$63,770
170
107 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$63,660
900
108 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$63,530
100
109 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators
$63,510
1,490
110 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$63,440
2,350
111 Postsecondary History Teachers
$63,340
310
112 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$62,840
120
113 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$62,690
850
114 Other Business Operations Specialists
$62,080
3,420
115 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$61,780
460
116 Real Estate Brokers
$61,570
560
117 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$61,420
480
118 Logisticians
$60,880
2,110
119 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$60,670
440
120 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$60,630
380
121 Financial Examiners
$60,530
220
122 Motorboat Operators
$60,400
0
123 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$59,910
3,560
124 Financial Analysts
$59,890
1,220
125 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$59,000
90
126 Credit Analysts
$58,850
660
127 Microbiologists
$58,790
60
128 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$58,690
310
129 Registered Nurses
$58,350
41,270
130 Power Plant Operators
$58,050
600
131 Economists
$58,000
80
132 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$57,940
0
133 Environmental Engineering Technicians
$57,940
370
134 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$57,910
710
135 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$57,870
12,620
136 Personal Financial Advisors
$57,780
2,190
137 Directors, Religious Activities and Education
$57,710
80
138 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$57,560
1,240
139 Foresters
$57,490
170
140 Other Financial Specialists
$57,490
630
141 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$57,360
670
142 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$57,300
430
143 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$57,200
900
144 Unknown
$56,960
0
145 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$56,960
80
146 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$56,790
100
147 Mechanical Drafters
$56,730
990
148 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$56,550
150
149 Labor Relations Specialists
$56,490
350
150 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
$56,420
530
151 Urban and Regional Planners
$56,420
330
152 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$56,410
160
153 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$56,360
3,540
154 Landscape Architects
$56,330
110
155 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$56,200
550
156 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$56,180
7,370
157 Other Engineering Technicians
$56,090
410
158 Hydrologists
$55,820
100
159 Web Developers
$55,750
850
160 Budget Analysts
$55,690
670
161 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$55,650
3,170
162 Postal Service Clerks
$55,590
810
163 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$55,200
280
164 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$55,190
1,530
165 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$54,830
110
166 Accountants and Auditors
$54,610
13,870
167 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
$54,550
380
168 Physical Therapist Assistants
$54,490
1,370
169 Postal Service Mail Carriers
$54,470
4,280
170 Avionics Technicians
$54,420
160
171 Statisticians
$54,390
390
172 Gas Plant Operators
$54,130
290
173 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$54,040
1,030
174 Dental Hygienists
$54,020
2,640
175 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
$53,960
3,120
176 Computer Network Support Specialists
$53,850
2,030
177 First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
$53,810
390
178 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$53,780
40
179 Social and Community Service Managers
$53,780
890
180 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
$53,680
1,120
181 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$53,610
140
182 Other Drafters
$53,540
30
183 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
$53,450
3,100
184 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$53,350
960
185 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$53,240
510
186 Tool and Die Makers
$53,090
1,900
187 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$52,890
120
188 Secondary School Special Education Teachers
$52,790
1,680
189 Instructional Coordinators
$52,590
1,930
190 Librarians
$52,570
2,130
191 Respiratory Therapists
$52,490
1,950
192 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$52,420
160
193 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$52,400
2,570
194 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$52,380
8,610
195 Emergency Management Directors
$52,310
180
196 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$52,070
310
197 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$52,050
320
198 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
$51,960
0
199 Broadcast News Analysts
$51,790
100
200 Cost Estimators
$51,740
2,580

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