The average annual and hourly salaries for architects (except landscape and naval) in the state of South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of architects (except landscape and naval) amongst South Carolina metropolitan 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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$40,280|
|25th Percentile Wage||$56,240|
|50th Percentile Wage||$76,300|
|75th Percentile Wage||$101,070|
|90th Percentile Wage||$130,660|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for architects (except landscape and naval) in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $130,660. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $76,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,280.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of architects (except landscape and naval) from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
Table 3 shows the median annual salary of architects (except landscape and naval) in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of architects (except landscape and naval) in state of South Carolina ranges from $54,860 to $92,990. The highest paying area for architects (except landscape and naval) in South Carolina is Greenville-Mauldin-Easley with a median annual salary of $92,990. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Spartanburg (mean annual salary $88,840). The lowest paying area is Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $54,860.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill|| |
|Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway|| |
|Augusta-Richmond County|| |
|Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville|| |
|Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area|| |