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Environmental Engineer Salary Information in South Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for environmental engineers in the state of South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of environmental engineers 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 Environmental Engineers in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,590
25th Percentile Wage
$52,880
50th Percentile Wage
$69,520
75th Percentile Wage
$94,240
90th Percentile Wage
$119,180

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental engineers in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $119,180. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $69,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,590.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$69,520
1.32% -12.51%
2016
$68,600
-5.07% -
2015
$72,080
4.55% -
2014
$68,800
6.18% -
2013
$64,550
-21.18% -
2012
$78,220
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Environmental Engineers in South Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental engineers in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental engineers in state of South Carolina ranges from $56,810 to $88,040. The highest paying area for environmental engineers in South Carolina is Augusta-Richmond County with a median annual salary of $88,040. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $83,000). The lowest paying area is Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $56,810.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Augusta-Richmond County
$88,040
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$83,000
Spartanburg
$76,360
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$73,190
Florence
$70,250
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$67,130
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$66,710
Columbia
$59,860
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$56,810




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