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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 general internists with an average annual salary of $205,240. The second highest paying job is other physicians and surgeons (average salary $195,040). The salary and the employment information in South Carolina is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in South Carolina

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 General Internists
$205,240
1,030
2 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$195,040
3,020
3 Psychiatrists
$193,940
240
4 Obstetricians and Gynecologists
$184,980
230
5 Family and General Practitioners
$180,350
3,210
6 Nurse Anesthetists
$165,640
590
7 General Dentists
$160,020
1,450
8 Other Specialists Dentists
$152,670
40
9 Chief Executives
$149,090
3,400
10 Podiatrists
$144,320
90
11 General Pediatricians
$139,740
260
12 Pharmacists
$123,450
4,800
13 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$122,640
2,500
14 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$111,130
3,020
15 Other Physical Scientists
$109,770
100
16 Industrial Production Managers
$105,220
2,920
17 Optometrists
$104,300
500
18 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$101,490
150
19 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$101,320
70
20 Engineers, All Other
$101,320
590
21 Financial Managers
$100,820
5,080
22 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$100,280
100
23 Nuclear Engineers
$98,490
1,310
24 Sales Managers
$96,840
3,540
25 Marketing Managers
$96,400
1,710
26 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$96,260
1,310
27 Commercial Pilots
$96,210
300
28 Other Psychologists
$95,710
140
29 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$95,200
320
30 Purchasing Managers
$93,940
780
31 Aerospace Engineers
$93,650
300
32 Nurse Practitioners
$93,510
1,920
33 All Other Managers
$93,500
1,620
34 Veterinarians
$92,490
780
35 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$92,320
60
36 Physician Assistants
$92,320
1,250
37 Sales Engineers
$91,570
360
38 Training and Development Managers
$91,110
660
39 Computer Hardware Engineers
$91,020
310
40 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$90,770
170
41 Air Traffic Controllers
$90,610
180
42 Human Resources Managers
$89,570
1,640
43 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$89,140
110
44 Other Computer Occupations
$84,850
1,430
45 Computer Network Architects
$84,280
1,430
46 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$84,160
130
47 Construction Managers
$83,980
3,200
48 Mechanical Engineers
$83,390
5,220
49 Physical Therapists
$83,160
2,670
50 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$83,110
1,100
51 Electrical Engineers
$82,270
2,060
52 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$81,780
3,890
53 Medical and Health Services Managers
$81,530
5,240
54 Applications Software Developers
$81,140
3,580
55 Lawyers
$80,060
6,200
56 Chemical Engineers
$79,670
690
57 Materials Scientists
$79,510
50
58 Industrial Engineers
$79,410
6,860
59 Systems Software Developers
$79,230
2,530
60 General and Operations Managers
$78,690
31,780
61 Occupational Therapists
$77,510
1,280
62 Administrative Services Managers
$77,000
3,110
63 Funeral Service Managers
$76,720
190
64 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
$76,420
660
65 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$76,290
50
66 Natural Sciences Managers
$75,950
470
67 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$75,680
160
68 Other Biological Scientists
$75,050
160
69 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$74,720
210
70 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$74,600
520
71 Actuaries
$74,470
90
72 Computer Programmers
$74,020
3,320
73 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$73,940
710
74 Computer Systems Analysts
$73,660
5,940
75 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$73,620
2,500
76 Nuclear Technicians
$73,620
900
77 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$73,250
270
78 Survey Researchers
$73,090
60
79 Civil Engineers
$72,220
5,400
80 Radiation Therapists
$72,150
200
81 Materials Engineers
$72,060
500
82 Agricultural Engineers
$71,610
0
83 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$71,110
130
84 Other Education Administrators
$71,100
260
85 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$71,030
0
86 Transportation Inspectors
$71,020
100
87 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$71,020
190
88 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$70,860
110
89 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$70,790
90
90 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$70,210
1,380
91 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$70,100
330
92 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$70,020
700
93 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$69,730
1,050
94 Information Security Analysts
$69,470
1,380
95 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$69,240
810
96 Operations Research Analysts
$69,070
920
97 Audiologists
$69,000
110
98 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$68,910
270
99 Speech-Language Pathologists
$68,760
1,450
100 Environmental Engineers
$68,600
790
101 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$68,420
260
102 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$68,150
840
103 Management Analysts
$67,800
6,720
104 Database Administrators
$67,670
1,070
105 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$67,560
620
106 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$67,420
5,160
107 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$66,980
120
108 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$66,450
210
109 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$66,130
2,400
110 Chemists
$65,690
1,100
111 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$65,260
660
112 Personal Financial Advisors
$64,530
1,680
113 Technical Writers
$64,450
480
114 Financial Analysts
$64,120
1,650
115 Postsecondary History Teachers
$64,060
260
116 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$64,050
390
117 Ship Engineers
$63,980
60
118 Logisticians
$63,840
2,990
119 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$63,800
230
120 Motorboat Operators
$63,630
710
121 Statisticians
$63,430
390
122 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$63,190
110
123 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
$63,180
80
124 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$62,940
290
125 Other Engineering Technicians
$62,840
540
126 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$62,550
320
127 Economists
$62,210
100
128 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$62,180
720
129 Budget Analysts
$62,030
310
130 Financial Examiners
$61,940
300
131 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$61,930
370
132 Other Business Operations Specialists
$61,910
3,970
133 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$61,860
100
134 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$61,750
200
135 Web Developers
$61,690
910
136 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$61,070
3,150
137 Registered Nurses
$60,980
41,800
138 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$60,920
3,410
139 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$60,900
12,860
140 Urban and Regional Planners
$60,200
380
141 Chiropractors
$60,130
470
142 Directors, Religious Activities and Education
$59,860
90
143 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$59,840
350
144 Labor Relations Specialists
$59,810
320
145 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$59,570
360
146 Avionics Technicians
$59,480
180
147 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$59,370
3,350
148 Credit Analysts
$59,260
810
149 Other Financial Specialists
$59,260
870
150 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$59,240
310
151 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$59,000
90
152 Mechanical Drafters
$58,720
810
153 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$58,570
2,480
154 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
$58,420
420
155 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$58,260
890
156 Biomedical Engineers
$58,200
70
157 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$58,150
1,170
158 Physical Therapist Assistants
$58,010
1,140
159 Real Estate Brokers
$57,820
920
160 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$57,640
170
161 Dental Hygienists
$57,630
2,720
162 Social and Community Service Managers
$57,560
880
163 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$57,520
70
164 Foresters
$57,490
200
165 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
$57,480
360
166 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
$57,180
600
167 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$57,010
220
168 Emergency Management Directors
$57,000
220
169 Hydrologists
$56,850
100
170 Loan Officers
$56,820
4,200
171 Postal Service Clerks
$56,790
960
172 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$56,770
430
173 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$56,610
3,210
174 Environmental Engineering Technicians
$56,460
390
175 Gas Plant Operators
$56,450
270
176 Accountants and Auditors
$56,230
14,470
177 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
$56,060
3,100
178 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$56,000
1,970
179 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
$55,900
1,220
180 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$55,720
1,020
181 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$55,690
50
182 First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
$55,540
400
183 Instructional Coordinators
$55,500
1,950
184 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$55,420
1,700
185 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$55,400
2,770
186 Broadcast News Analysts
$55,290
110
187 Other Plant and System Operators
$55,280
110
188 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$55,210
9,570
189 Respiratory Therapists
$55,010
1,710
190 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$54,910
780
191 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$54,880
820
192 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$54,870
1,720
193 Cost Estimators
$54,850
2,730
194 Boilermakers
$54,800
240
195 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
$54,730
3,190
196 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$54,580
910
197 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$54,460
8,140
198 Mechanical Engineering Technicians
$54,300
740
199 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
$53,890
390
200 Postal Service Mail Carriers
$53,840
4,780

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