First-Line Supervisor of Police and Detectives Salary Information in South Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in the state of South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of first-line supervisors of police and detectives 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 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,380
25th Percentile Wage
$45,830
50th Percentile Wage
$55,740
75th Percentile Wage
$69,210
90th Percentile Wage
$85,680

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $85,680. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,380.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of first-line supervisors of police and detectives from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$55,740
1.56% 11.57%
2016
$54,870
5.16% -
2015
$52,040
4.02% -
2014
$49,950
2.32% -
2013
$48,790
-1.02% -
2012
$49,290
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives in South Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of first-line supervisors of police and detectives in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of first-line supervisors of police and detectives in state of South Carolina ranges from $47,920 to $70,980. The highest paying area for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in South Carolina is Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill with a median annual salary of $70,980. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $62,720). The lowest paying area is Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $47,920.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$70,980
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$62,720
Augusta-Richmond County
$59,720
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$59,190
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$58,610
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$57,710
Columbia
$56,050
Spartanburg
$53,500
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$52,050
Florence
$50,620
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$48,430
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$47,920




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