The annual and hourly salary statistics of legislators in Columbia, South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of legislators 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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$16,030|
|25th Percentile Wage||$16,700|
|50th Percentile Wage||$17,790|
|75th Percentile Wage||$18,870|
|90th Percentile Wage||$19,630|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators 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 $19,630. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $17,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $16,030.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of legislators from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $17,790 in Columbia is in the middle of salary range for legislators in state of South Carolina. In comparison, the annual salary of legislators in Columbia is 3.1 percent (3.1%) lower than that in the highest paying Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville and 1.3 percent (1.3%) higher than that in the lowest paying Anderson.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville|| |
|Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Augusta-Richmond County|| |
|Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill|| |
|Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway|| |
|Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area|| |
See also: Top paying jobs in Columbia, South Carolina.