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Chief Executive Salary Information in Columbia, South Carolina

The annual and hourly salary statistics of chief executives in Columbia, South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of chief executives in Columbia is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Chief Executives in Columbia, South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$64,500
25th Percentile Wage
$107,770
50th Percentile Wage
$173,450
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chief executives in Columbia, South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $173,450. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $107,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $64,500.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31.01
25th Percentile Wage
$51.81
50th Percentile Wage
$83.39
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for chief executives in Columbia, South Carolina. The median hourly salary is $83.39. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is $51.81. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31.01.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016173,4500.81%18.97%
2015172,04015.43%-
2014145,4901.84%-
2013142,8201.59%-
2012140,550--

Table 3. Compare Chief Executive Salary in Columbia with Other South Carolina Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $173,450, Columbia is the highest paying city for chief executives in state of South Carolina, followed by Augusta-Richmond County (median annual salary $167,970). In comparison, the median annual salary of chief executives in Columbia is 3.2 percent (3.2%) higher than that in Augusta-Richmond County.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Columbia
$173,450
Augusta-Richmond County
$167,970
Spartanburg
$162,010
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$151,070
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$149,310
Sumter
$143,780
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$142,060
Anderson
$135,460
Florence
$130,920
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$124,470
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$118,410
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$111,690
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$103,670

See also: Top paying jobs in Columbia, South Carolina.