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Compliance Officer Salary Information in South Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for compliance officers in the state of South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of compliance officers among South Carolina metropolitan 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 Compliance Officers in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,760
25th Percentile Wage
$39,190
50th Percentile Wage
$53,010
75th Percentile Wage
$74,540
90th Percentile Wage
$94,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for compliance officers in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $94,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,760.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$53,010
1.79% 10.19%
2016
$52,060
4.71% -
2015
$49,610
1.19% -
2014
$49,020
0.27% -
2013
$48,890
2.62% -
2012
$47,610
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Compliance Officers in South Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of compliance officers in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of compliance officers in state of South Carolina ranges from $36,550 to $70,260. The highest paying area for compliance officers in South Carolina is Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville with a median annual salary of $70,260. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill (mean annual salary $64,830). The lowest paying area is Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,550.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$70,260
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$64,830
Spartanburg
$50,080
Sumter
$50,000
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$49,770
Augusta-Richmond County
$49,370
Columbia
$48,670
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$48,180
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$43,600
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$43,190
Anderson
$43,190
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$40,670
Florence
$38,850
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$36,550




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