Environmental Scientist and Health Specialist Salary Information in South Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for environmental scientists and health specialists in the state of South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of environmental scientists and health specialists amongst 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 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,890
25th Percentile Wage
$38,220
50th Percentile Wage
$57,900
75th Percentile Wage
$79,330
90th Percentile Wage
$95,870

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $95,870. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,890.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$57,900
-6.96% -8.57%
2016
$61,930
4.17% -
2015
$59,350
3.35% -
2014
$57,360
5.65% -
2013
$54,120
-16.15% -
2012
$62,860
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists in South Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in state of South Carolina ranges from $49,030 to $76,270. The highest paying area for environmental scientists and health specialists in South Carolina is Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville with a median annual salary of $76,270. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Augusta-Richmond County (mean annual salary $68,020). The lowest paying area is Greenville-Mauldin-Easley with a median annual salary of $49,030.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$76,270
Augusta-Richmond County
$68,020
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$55,530
Columbia
$54,030
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$49,030




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