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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 amongst 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 Chief Executives in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,740
25th Percentile Wage
$99,110
50th Percentile Wage
$158,850
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 $158,850. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $99,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,740.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$158,850
6.14% 9.90%
2016
$149,090
2.55% -
2015
$145,290
3.59% -
2014
$140,080
-0.86% -
2013
$141,290
-1.30% -
2012
$143,120
- -

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 $128,330 to $203,270. The highest paying area for chief executives in South Carolina is Spartanburg with a median annual salary of $203,270. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Augusta-Richmond County (mean annual salary $184,800). The lowest paying area is Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $128,330.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Spartanburg
$203,270
Augusta-Richmond County
$184,800
Columbia
$179,550
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$159,420
Sumter
$157,130
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$152,600
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$149,970
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$141,700
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$141,390
Florence
$137,010
Anderson
$135,460
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$134,580
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$128,330




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