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Accountant and Auditor Salary Information in South Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for accountants and auditors in the state of South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of accountants and auditors among South Carolina areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Accountants and Auditors in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,880
25th Percentile Wage
$44,650
50th Percentile Wage
$57,990
75th Percentile Wage
$76,160
90th Percentile Wage
$99,520

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $99,520. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,880.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of accountants and auditors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$57,990
3.04% 8.92%
2016
$56,230
0.36% -
2015
$56,030
2.53% -
2014
$54,610
1.14% -
2013
$53,990
2.17% -
2012
$52,820
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Accountants and Auditors in South Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in state of South Carolina ranges from $49,660 to $70,760. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in South Carolina is Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill with a median annual salary of $70,760. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Sumter (mean annual salary $67,120). The lowest paying area is Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $49,660.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$70,760
Sumter
$67,120
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$61,620
Spartanburg
$61,380
Anderson
$60,450
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$60,070
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$59,250
Augusta-Richmond County
$58,370
Columbia
$56,370
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$55,950
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$53,830
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$53,650
Florence
$50,390
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$49,660




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