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Materials Engineer Salary Information in South Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for materials engineers in the state of South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of materials engineers 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 Materials Engineers in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,460
25th Percentile Wage
$62,230
50th Percentile Wage
$80,220
75th Percentile Wage
$104,540
90th Percentile Wage
$130,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for materials engineers in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $130,510. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $80,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $49,460.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$80,220
10.17% 7.09%
2016
$72,060
-3.75% -
2015
$74,760
-7.69% -
2014
$80,510
1.84% -
2013
$79,030
5.69% -
2012
$74,530
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Materials Engineers in South Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of materials engineers in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of materials engineers in state of South Carolina ranges from $62,350 to $97,300. The highest paying area for materials engineers in South Carolina is Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill with a median annual salary of $97,300. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Greenville-Mauldin-Easley (mean annual salary $78,070). The lowest paying area is Augusta-Richmond County with a median annual salary of $62,350.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$97,300
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$78,070
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$77,230
Columbia
$73,220
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$68,900
Spartanburg
$68,090
Florence
$62,420
Augusta-Richmond County
$62,350




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