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Lawyer Salary Information in South Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for lawyers in the state of South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of lawyers 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Lawyers in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,310
25th Percentile Wage
$58,010
50th Percentile Wage
$80,060
75th Percentile Wage
$130,640
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $130,640. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $80,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,310.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.82
25th Percentile Wage
$27.89
50th Percentile Wage
$38.49
75th Percentile Wage
$62.81
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for lawyers in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $62.81. The median hourly salary is $38.49. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.82.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of lawyers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201680,060-2.79%-8.94%
201582,290-5.41%-
201486,740-1.49%-
201388,0300.92%-
201287,220--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in South Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of South Carolina ranges from $56,810 to $138,760. The highest paying area for lawyers in South Carolina is Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill with a median annual salary of $138,760. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Anderson (mean annual salary $127,370). The lowest paying area is Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $56,810.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$138,760
Anderson
$127,370
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$112,880
Spartanburg
$94,140
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$92,920
Florence
$89,720
Sumter
$86,750
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$83,390
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$81,520
Columbia
$79,330
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$76,110
Augusta-Richmond County
$63,380
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$61,920
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$56,810


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