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Legislator Salary Information in South Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for legislators in the state of South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of legislators among 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,080
25th Percentile Wage
$16,770
50th Percentile Wage
$17,910
75th Percentile Wage
$19,050
90th Percentile Wage
$19,880

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $19,880. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $17,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,080.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of legislators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$17,910
0.73% 0.00%
2016
$17,780
-0.34% -
2015
$17,840
0.17% -
2014
$17,810
-0.06% -
2013
$17,820
-0.51% -
2012
$17,910
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of legislators in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of legislators in state of South Carolina ranges from $17,550 to $18,350. The highest paying area for legislators in South Carolina is Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville with a median annual salary of $18,350. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $18,070). The lowest paying area is Anderson with a median annual salary of $17,550.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$18,350
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$18,070
Augusta-Richmond County
$18,060
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$18,010
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$17,990
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$17,950
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$17,930
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$17,900
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$17,860
Spartanburg
$17,790
Columbia
$17,790
Florence
$17,690
Anderson
$17,550




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