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Librarians Salary Information in South Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for librarians in the state of South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of librarians among South Carolina metropolitan 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 Librarians in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,150
25th Percentile Wage
$43,590
50th Percentile Wage
$53,170
75th Percentile Wage
$62,780
90th Percentile Wage
$77,000

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for librarians in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $77,000. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,150.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.89
25th Percentile Wage
$20.96
50th Percentile Wage
$25.56
75th Percentile Wage
$30.18
90th Percentile Wage
$37.02

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for librarians in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $37.02. The median hourly salary is $25.56. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.89.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201653,170-0.49%1.05%
201553,4301.61%-
201452,570-0.21%-
201352,6800.13%-
201252,610--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of librarians in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of librarians in state of South Carolina ranges from $36,600 to $64,240. The highest paying area for librarians in South Carolina is Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway with a median annual salary of $64,240. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Augusta-Richmond County (mean annual salary $61,300). The lowest paying area is Sumter with a median annual salary of $36,600.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$64,240
Augusta-Richmond County
$61,300
Spartanburg
$56,510
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$54,960
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$54,180
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$53,950
Columbia
$53,870
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$52,320
Anderson
$51,980
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$51,820
Florence
$50,070
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$47,480
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$45,140
Sumter
$36,600



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