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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 cities 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 Legislators in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15,940
25th Percentile Wage
$16,640
50th Percentile Wage
$17,780
75th Percentile Wage
$18,920
90th Percentile Wage
$19,800

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 $19,800. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $17,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15,940.

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 South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. 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
201617,780-0.34%-0.73%
201517,8400.17%-
201417,810-0.06%-
201317,820-0.51%-
201217,910--

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 $18,380. The highest paying area for legislators in South Carolina is Augusta-Richmond County with a median annual salary of $18,380. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville (mean annual salary $18,190). The lowest paying area is Anderson with a median annual salary of $17,550.

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


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