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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 2018 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in South Carolina

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 General Internists
$205,240
740
2 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$195,040
2,900
3 Psychiatrists
$193,940
200
4 Obstetricians and Gynecologists
$184,980
180
5 Family and General Practitioners
$180,350
2,670
6 General Dentists
$169,960
1,410
7 Nurse Anesthetists
$167,350
820
8 Other Specialists Dentists
$159,280
30
9 Chief Executives
$158,850
2,930
10 Podiatrists
$154,640
70
11 General Pediatricians
$143,020
270
12 Pharmacists
$125,970
4,750
13 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$123,380
2,500
14 Other Physical Scientists
$114,340
90
15 Optometrists
$114,110
560
16 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$113,920
2,940
17 Industrial Production Managers
$111,530
2,940
18 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$107,450
80
19 Financial Managers
$106,810
5,010
20 Sales Managers
$106,100
3,540
21 Physicists
$102,970
190
22 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$102,970
80
23 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$102,150
140
24 Commercial Pilots
$101,830
330
25 Engineers, All Other
$101,400
530
26 Nuclear Engineers
$100,210
1,310
27 Purchasing Managers
$98,850
710
28 Marketing Managers
$98,150
1,800
29 Other Psychologists
$97,250
130
30 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$97,240
50
31 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$96,780
1,170
32 Veterinarians
$96,580
760
33 All Other Managers
$96,570
1,710
34 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$95,200
320
35 Nurse Practitioners
$95,130
2,000
36 Physician Assistants
$94,040
1,330
37 Aerospace Engineers
$93,650
300
38 Human Resources Managers
$92,730
1,770
39 Training and Development Managers
$92,650
700
40 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$91,540
120
41 Sales Engineers
$91,190
290
42 Air Traffic Controllers
$89,800
190
43 Other Computer Occupations
$88,680
1,470
44 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$87,900
240
45 Computer Hardware Engineers
$87,510
380
46 Construction Managers
$87,200
3,060
47 Applications Software Developers
$87,120
4,620
48 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$86,880
650
49 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$86,780
1,180
50 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$86,060
140
51 Genetic Counselors
$85,140
50
52 Nurse Midwives
$84,910
40
53 Administrative Services Managers
$84,190
3,270
54 Electrical Engineers
$84,070
2,350
55 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$83,870
3,890
56 Physical Therapists
$83,830
2,930
57 Medical and Health Services Managers
$83,820
5,160
58 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$83,750
50
59 Mechanical Engineers
$82,940
4,870
60 Radiation Therapists
$82,430
270
61 Industrial Engineers
$82,260
6,900
62 General and Operations Managers
$81,170
32,370
63 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$80,880
2,580
64 Environmental Science Teachers
$80,730
50
65 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$80,330
590
66 Materials Engineers
$80,220
410
67 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
$79,910
40
68 Lawyers
$79,520
6,080
69 Natural Sciences Managers
$79,440
530
70 Occupational Therapists
$79,320
1,280
71 Other Education Administrators
$79,150
240
72 Systems Software Developers
$79,140
2,630
73 Computer Network Architects
$78,620
1,130
74 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$78,080
170
75 Chemical Engineers
$77,980
740
76 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$77,570
210
77 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
$77,450
600
78 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$76,430
230
79 Survey Researchers
$76,350
40
80 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$76,300
910
81 Other Biological Scientists
$76,270
160
82 Materials Scientists
$75,890
70
83 Civil Engineers
$75,880
5,690
84 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$75,570
90
85 Nuclear Technicians
$74,970
900
86 Actuaries
$74,470
90
87 Information Security Analysts
$74,410
1,200
88 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$74,220
600
89 Computer Systems Analysts
$74,190
6,400
90 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$74,000
90
91 Computer Programmers
$73,940
3,510
92 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$73,940
490
93 Speech-Language Pathologists
$73,880
1,400
94 Audiologists
$73,820
110
95 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$73,110
130
96 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$72,240
180
97 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
$72,200
70
98 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$72,180
170
99 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$72,120
1,150
100 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$71,950
310
101 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$71,620
590
102 Agricultural Engineers
$71,610
0
103 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$71,410
690
104 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators
$71,110
180
105 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$70,790
90
106 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$70,030
270
107 Operations Research Analysts
$69,900
930
108 Environmental Engineers
$69,520
770
109 Web Developers
$69,350
1,120
110 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$69,350
790
111 Power Plant Operators
$69,050
330
112 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$68,610
260
113 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$67,920
5,810
114 Management Analysts
$67,620
7,790
115 Database Administrators
$67,160
890
116 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$66,930
630
117 Postsecondary History Teachers
$66,670
220
118 Logisticians
$66,460
2,910
119 Other Engineering Technicians
$66,340
490
120 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$66,230
2,160
121 Budget Analysts
$66,230
250
122 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$66,130
2,400
123 Financial Analysts
$65,950
1,930
124 Ship Engineers
$65,870
70
125 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$65,330
690
126 Chiropractors
$65,030
470
127 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$64,380
50
128 Transportation Inspectors
$64,020
100
129 Other Financial Specialists
$63,840
840
130 Motorboat Operators
$63,630
710
131 Technical Writers
$63,420
530
132 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$63,190
110
133 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$62,790
350
134 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$62,780
200
135 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$62,740
520
136 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$62,650
160
137 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$62,440
3,290
138 Funeral Service Managers
$62,160
200
139 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$62,150
230
140 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$62,060
3,120
141 Statisticians
$62,010
190
142 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$61,960
12,870
143 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$61,870
340
144 Chemists
$61,690
1,330
145 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$61,560
100
146 Registered Nurses
$61,540
43,200
147 Other Business Operations Specialists
$61,510
4,000
148 Dental Hygienists
$61,190
2,670
149 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$61,030
1,260
150 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$60,860
220
151 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$60,840
740
152 Broadcast News Analysts
$60,660
90
153 Credit Analysts
$60,630
980
154 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$60,460
30
155 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$60,340
3,230
156 All Other Special Education Teachers
$59,990
350
157 Financial Examiners
$59,710
310
158 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$59,700
250
159 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$59,690
50
160 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
$59,690
380
161 Social and Community Service Managers
$59,250
860
162 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$59,000
90
163 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$58,570
160
164 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$58,560
170
165 Postal Service Clerks
$58,550
1,000
166 Urban and Regional Planners
$58,530
410
167 Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$58,520
3,680
168 Personal Financial Advisors
$58,500
1,620
169 Art Directors
$58,470
160
170 Economists
$58,260
130
171 Mechanical Drafters
$58,130
770
172 Loan Officers
$58,060
3,930
173 Locomotive Engineers
$58,030
360
174 Accountants and Auditors
$57,990
14,630
175 Foresters
$57,970
220
176 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$57,900
330
177 Instructional Coordinators
$57,850
1,670
178 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$57,820
420
179 Real Estate Brokers
$57,770
1,130
180 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
$57,630
340
181 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$57,440
1,660
182 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
$57,410
0
183 Cost Estimators
$57,390
2,590
184 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$57,390
1,160
185 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$57,380
950
186 Emergency Management Directors
$57,290
230
187 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
$57,180
600
188 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$57,120
9,800
189 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$57,110
220
190 Avionics Technicians
$56,880
200
191 Food Scientists and Technologists
$56,790
50
192 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$56,610
3,210
193 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
$56,610
1,250
194 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$56,600
8,350
195 Labor Relations Specialists
$56,500
250
196 Other Plant and System Operators
$56,480
120
197 Environmental Engineering Technicians
$56,460
330
198 Physical Therapist Assistants
$56,360
1,290
199 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
$56,250
3,010
200 Biomedical Engineers
$56,200
130

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