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Chemists Salary Information in South Carolina

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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Chemists in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,940
25th Percentile Wage
$50,440
50th Percentile Wage
$65,690
75th Percentile Wage
$88,220
90th Percentile Wage
$114,440

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 $114,440. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $65,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,940.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.20
25th Percentile Wage
$24.25
50th Percentile Wage
$31.58
75th Percentile Wage
$42.41
90th Percentile Wage
$55.02

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for chemists in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $55.02. The median hourly salary is $31.58. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.20.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201665,690-7.02%3.99%
201570,300-1.41%-
201471,2906.23%-
201366,8505.65%-
201263,070--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Chemists in South Carolina Cities

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 $54,860 to $85,890. The highest paying area for chemists in South Carolina is Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $85,890. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Augusta-Richmond County (mean annual salary $82,840). The lowest paying area is Columbia with a median annual salary of $54,860.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$85,890
Augusta-Richmond County
$82,840
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$72,710
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$69,920
Florence
$68,820
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$68,390
Spartanburg
$61,660
Columbia
$54,860


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