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Legislator Salary Information in Columbia, South Carolina

The annual and hourly salary statistics of legislators in Columbia, South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of legislators in Columbia is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Legislators in Columbia, South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,040
25th Percentile Wage
$16,740
50th Percentile Wage
$17,900
75th Percentile Wage
$19,050
90th Percentile Wage
$19,920

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 $19,920. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $17,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $16,040.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for legislators in Columbia, South Carolina. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201617,9000.73%1.01%
201517,770-0.68%-
201417,8900.45%-
201317,8100.51%-
201217,720--

Table 3. Compare Legislator Salary in Columbia with Other South Carolina Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $17,900 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 2.6 percent (2.6%) lower than that in the highest paying Augusta-Richmond County and 2.0 percent (2.0%) higher than that in the lowest paying Anderson.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Augusta-Richmond County
$18,380
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$18,190
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$17,950
Columbia
$17,900
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$17,900
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$17,850
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$17,730
Florence
$17,670
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$17,610
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$17,580
Anderson
$17,550

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