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Dental Hygienists Salary Information in South Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for dental hygienists in the state of South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of dental hygienists 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 Dental Hygienists in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,720
25th Percentile Wage
$50,730
50th Percentile Wage
$57,630
75th Percentile Wage
$64,700
90th Percentile Wage
$78,090

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dental hygienists in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $78,090. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,720.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.05
25th Percentile Wage
$24.39
50th Percentile Wage
$27.71
75th Percentile Wage
$31.11
90th Percentile Wage
$37.54

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for dental hygienists in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $37.54. The median hourly salary is $27.71. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.05.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201657,6300.62%3.80%
201557,2705.67%-
201454,020-2.04%-
201355,120-0.58%-
201255,440--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Dental Hygienists in South Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of dental hygienists in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of dental hygienists in state of South Carolina ranges from $47,550 to $72,070. The highest paying area for dental hygienists in South Carolina is Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill with a median annual salary of $72,070. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville (mean annual salary $59,670). The lowest paying area is Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $47,550.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$72,070
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$59,670
Augusta-Richmond County
$59,040
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$58,780
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$58,760
Spartanburg
$57,770
Columbia
$57,620
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$56,980
Anderson
$55,780
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$53,250
Sumter
$50,030
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$49,730
Florence
$48,010
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$47,550


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