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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 cities 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,940
25th Percentile Wage
$43,420
50th Percentile Wage
$56,230
75th Percentile Wage
$73,540
90th Percentile Wage
$96,500

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 $96,500. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,940.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.32
25th Percentile Wage
$20.88
50th Percentile Wage
$27.04
75th Percentile Wage
$35.36
90th Percentile Wage
$46.39

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for accountants and auditors in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $46.39. The median hourly salary is $27.04. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.32.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of accountants and auditors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201656,2300.36%6.06%
201556,0302.53%-
201454,6101.14%-
201353,9902.17%-
201252,820--

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 $48,630 to $69,460. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in South Carolina is Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill with a median annual salary of $69,460. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Sumter (mean annual salary $63,990). The lowest paying area is Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $48,630.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$69,460
Sumter
$63,990
Augusta-Richmond County
$61,620
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$61,130
Spartanburg
$60,910
Anderson
$60,450
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$59,030
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$54,290
Columbia
$54,070
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$52,800
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$51,420
Florence
$50,860
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$50,840
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$48,630


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