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

The average annual and hourly salaries for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in the state of South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) 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 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,200
25th Percentile Wage
$55,500
50th Percentile Wage
$76,430
75th Percentile Wage
$109,020
90th Percentile Wage
$137,190

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $137,190. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $76,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,200.

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$76,430
-18.76% 56.97%
2016
$90,770
-15.20% -
2015
$104,570
66.08% -
2014
$35,470
-17.37% -
2013
$41,630
20.99% -
2012
$32,890
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) in South Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in state of South Carolina ranges from $30,340 to $110,080. The highest paying area for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in South Carolina is Greenville-Mauldin-Easley with a median annual salary of $110,080. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville (mean annual salary $93,690). The lowest paying area is Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $30,340.

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




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