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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Dental Hygienists in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,050
25th Percentile Wage
$53,940
50th Percentile Wage
$61,190
75th Percentile Wage
$72,540
90th Percentile Wage
$83,250

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 $83,250. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,050.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$61,190
5.82% 9.40%
2016
$57,630
0.62% -
2015
$57,270
5.67% -
2014
$54,020
-2.04% -
2013
$55,120
-0.58% -
2012
$55,440
- -

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 $46,560 to $73,350. The highest paying area for dental hygienists in South Carolina is Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill with a median annual salary of $73,350. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville (mean annual salary $63,520). The lowest paying area is Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $46,560.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$73,350
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$63,520
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$62,360
Columbia
$62,090
Spartanburg
$61,470
Augusta-Richmond County
$60,830
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$60,160
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$58,620
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$58,480
Anderson
$55,780
Sumter
$55,270
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$53,280
Florence
$48,010
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$46,560




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