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General Dentist Salary Information in South Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for general dentists in the state of South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of general dentists 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 General Dentists in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$85,920
25th Percentile Wage
$112,170
50th Percentile Wage
$169,960
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general dentists in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $169,960. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $112,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $85,920.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$169,960
5.85% 17.57%
2016
$160,020
-16.72% -
2015
$186,780
10.58% -
2014
$167,010
7.89% -
2013
$153,830
8.93% -
2012
$140,090
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of General Dentists in South Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of general dentists in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of general dentists in state of South Carolina ranges from $106,990 to $176,310. The highest paying area for general dentists in South Carolina is Sumter with a median annual salary of $176,310. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill (mean annual salary $169,760). The lowest paying area is Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $106,990.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Sumter
$176,310
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$169,760
Spartanburg
$169,650
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$169,630
Columbia
$168,670
Augusta-Richmond County
$157,610
Florence
$150,970
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$133,760
Anderson
$132,660
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$132,230
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$126,510
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$118,680
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$110,880
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$106,990




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