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 cities 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [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
$38,400
25th Percentile Wage
$44,870
50th Percentile Wage
$54,870
75th Percentile Wage
$68,800
90th Percentile Wage
$84,230

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 $84,230. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,400.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18.46
25th Percentile Wage
$21.57
50th Percentile Wage
$26.38
75th Percentile Wage
$33.08
90th Percentile Wage
$40.49

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $40.49. The median hourly salary is $26.38. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.46.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of first-line supervisors of police and detectives from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201654,8705.16%10.17%
201552,0404.02%-
201449,9502.32%-
201348,790-1.02%-
201249,290--

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 $46,920 to $69,340. 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 $69,340. 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 $46,920.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$69,340
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$62,720
Columbia
$58,760
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$58,320
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$56,280
Florence
$55,390
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$54,810
Augusta-Richmond County
$54,590
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$52,720
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$47,500
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$46,920



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