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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 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,100
25th Percentile Wage
$38,570
50th Percentile Wage
$52,060
75th Percentile Wage
$72,330
90th Percentile Wage
$89,820

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 $89,820. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,100.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.95
25th Percentile Wage
$18.54
50th Percentile Wage
$25.03
75th Percentile Wage
$34.77
90th Percentile Wage
$43.18

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for compliance officers in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $43.18. The median hourly salary is $25.03. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.95.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201652,0604.71%8.55%
201549,6101.19%-
201449,0200.27%-
201348,8902.62%-
201247,610--

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 $30,290 to $69,130. The highest paying area for compliance officers in South Carolina is Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville with a median annual salary of $69,130. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill (mean annual salary $63,970). The lowest paying area is Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $30,290.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$69,130
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$63,970
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$49,100
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$47,790
Spartanburg
$47,550
Augusta-Richmond County
$47,280
Columbia
$47,220
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$46,070
Anderson
$43,190
Sumter
$42,590
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$41,990
Florence
$40,400
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$37,950
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$30,290



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