Postsecondary Education Teacher Salary Information in South Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary education teachers in the state of South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary education teachers among South Carolina 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 Teachers in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,080
25th Percentile Wage
$42,400
50th Percentile Wage
$56,070
75th Percentile Wage
$70,880
90th Percentile Wage
$87,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education teachers in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $87,910. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,080.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$56,070
2.07% 3.73%
2016
$54,910
-3.57% -
2015
$56,870
-0.58% -
2014
$57,200
0.10% -
2013
$57,140
5.53% -
2012
$53,980
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary education teachers in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary education teachers in state of South Carolina ranges from $42,110 to $62,260. The highest paying area for postsecondary education teachers in South Carolina is Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill with a median annual salary of $62,260. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Greenville-Mauldin-Easley (mean annual salary $57,690). The lowest paying area is Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $42,110.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$62,260
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$57,690
Columbia
$55,870
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$51,680
Spartanburg
$47,240
Augusta-Richmond County
$47,140
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$42,110




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