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Computer Programmers Salary Information in South Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for computer programmers in the state of South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of computer programmers 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 Computer Programmers in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,610
25th Percentile Wage
$57,790
50th Percentile Wage
$73,940
75th Percentile Wage
$96,080
90th Percentile Wage
$120,070

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer programmers in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $120,070. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $73,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,610.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$73,940
-0.11% 18.50%
2016
$74,020
8.66% -
2015
$67,610
-0.31% -
2014
$67,820
2.11% -
2013
$66,390
9.23% -
2012
$60,260
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Computer Programmers in South Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of computer programmers in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of computer programmers in state of South Carolina ranges from $39,180 to $93,900. The highest paying area for computer programmers in South Carolina is Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill with a median annual salary of $93,900. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $80,950). The lowest paying area is Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $39,180.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$93,900
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$80,950
Spartanburg
$78,340
Columbia
$74,360
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$72,470
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$70,850
Anderson
$70,720
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$64,280
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$62,670
Augusta-Richmond County
$61,570
Florence
$58,320
Sumter
$46,750
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$39,180




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