The average annual and hourly salaries for chemists in the state of South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of chemists 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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$38,500|
|25th Percentile Wage||$47,710|
|50th Percentile Wage||$61,690|
|75th Percentile Wage||$86,360|
|90th Percentile Wage||$118,760|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemists in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $118,760. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,500.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of chemists from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chemists in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chemists in state of South Carolina ranges from $56,810 to $82,840. The highest paying area for chemists in South Carolina is Augusta-Richmond County with a median annual salary of $82,840. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Spartanburg (mean annual salary $80,690). The lowest paying area is Columbia with a median annual salary of $56,810.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Augusta-Richmond County|| |
|Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill|| |
|Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville|| |
|Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area|| |