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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$61,690
-6.48% -2.24%
2016
$65,690
-7.02% -
2015
$70,300
-1.41% -
2014
$71,290
6.23% -
2013
$66,850
5.65% -
2012
$63,070
- -

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 $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
$82,840
Spartanburg
$80,690
Florence
$72,470
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$68,600
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$64,610
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$63,580
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$62,790
Columbia
$56,810




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