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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of general dentists from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|
|Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill|| |
|Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway|| |
|Augusta-Richmond County|| |
|Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville|| |
|Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area|| |