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Chief Executive Salary Information in South Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for chief executives in the state of South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of chief executives among South Carolina cities 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 Chief Executives in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,170
25th Percentile Wage
$95,260
50th Percentile Wage
$149,090
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chief executives in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $149,090. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $95,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,170.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.51
25th Percentile Wage
$45.80
50th Percentile Wage
$71.68
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for chief executives in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The median hourly salary is $71.68. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is $45.80. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.51.

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
2016149,0902.55%4.00%
2015145,2903.59%-
2014140,080-0.86%-
2013141,290-1.30%-
2012143,120--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Chief Executives in South Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chief executives in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chief executives in state of South Carolina ranges from $103,670 to $173,450. The highest paying area for chief executives in South Carolina is Columbia with a median annual salary of $173,450. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Augusta-Richmond County (mean annual salary $167,970). The lowest paying area is Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $103,670.

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


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