Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary Information in South Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary education administrators in the state of South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary education administrators 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 Postsecondary Education Administrators in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,280
25th Percentile Wage
$58,140
50th Percentile Wage
$80,880
75th Percentile Wage
$113,790
90th Percentile Wage
$163,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education administrators in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $163,620. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $80,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,280.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary education administrators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$80,880
8.98% 12.95%
2016
$73,620
2.62% -
2015
$71,690
1.16% -
2014
$70,860
-0.08% -
2013
$70,920
0.72% -
2012
$70,410
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Education Administrators in South Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in state of South Carolina ranges from $52,300 to $135,930. The highest paying area for postsecondary education administrators in South Carolina is Augusta-Richmond County with a median annual salary of $135,930. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Columbia (mean annual salary $115,920). The lowest paying area is Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $52,300.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Augusta-Richmond County
$135,930
Columbia
$115,920
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$96,640
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$86,500
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$74,580
Florence
$69,690
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$69,060
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$68,560
Spartanburg
$65,950
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$63,120
Sumter
$62,740
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$52,300




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