Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teacher Salary Information in South Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary english language and literature teachers in the state of South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary english language and literature teachers 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 English Language and Literature Teachers in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,220
25th Percentile Wage
$49,430
50th Percentile Wage
$60,840
75th Percentile Wage
$75,510
90th Percentile Wage
$93,580

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary english language and literature 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 $93,580. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $60,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,220.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$60,840
4.24% 5.93%
2016
$58,260
-0.12% -
2015
$58,330
1.32% -
2014
$57,560
1.75% -
2013
$56,550
-1.20% -
2012
$57,230
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers in South Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary english language and literature teachers in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary english language and literature teachers in state of South Carolina ranges from $45,170 to $64,570. The highest paying area for postsecondary english language and literature teachers in South Carolina is Columbia with a median annual salary of $64,570. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Greenville-Mauldin-Easley (mean annual salary $60,550). The lowest paying area is Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $45,170.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Columbia
$64,570
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$60,550
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$57,050
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$56,530
Spartanburg
$52,220
Augusta-Richmond County
$50,240
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$48,880
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$45,170




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