Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) Salary Information in Columbia, South Carolina

The annual and hourly salary statistics of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Columbia, South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Columbia is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) in Columbia, South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,680
25th Percentile Wage
$63,000
50th Percentile Wage
$79,790
75th Percentile Wage
$102,650
90th Percentile Wage
$157,540

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Columbia, South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $157,540. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $79,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $55,680.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$79,790
-3.53% 58.55%
2016
$82,610
57.85% -
2013
$34,820
5.03% -
2012
$33,070
- -

Table 3. Compare Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) Salary in Columbia with Other South Carolina Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $79,790 in Columbia is in the middle of salary range for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in state of South Carolina. In comparison, the annual salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Columbia is 27.5 percent (27.5%) lower than that in the highest paying Greenville-Mauldin-Easley and 62.0 percent (62.0%) higher than that in the lowest paying Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$110,080
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$93,690
Columbia
$79,790
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$65,010
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$30,340



See also: Top paying jobs in Columbia, South Carolina.