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Mechanical Engineer Salary Information in South Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,220
25th Percentile Wage
$64,460
50th Percentile Wage
$83,390
75th Percentile Wage
$104,430
90th Percentile Wage
$139,010

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical 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 $139,010. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $83,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $49,220.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23.66
25th Percentile Wage
$30.99
50th Percentile Wage
$40.09
75th Percentile Wage
$50.21
90th Percentile Wage
$66.83

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for mechanical engineers in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $66.83. The median hourly salary is $40.09. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23.66.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201683,390-3.53%2.85%
201586,3302.94%-
201483,7900.99%-
201382,9602.35%-
201281,010--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in state of South Carolina ranges from $64,660 to $94,250. The highest paying area for mechanical engineers in South Carolina is Augusta-Richmond County with a median annual salary of $94,250. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Greenville-Mauldin-Easley (mean annual salary $90,540). The lowest paying area is Columbia with a median annual salary of $64,660.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Augusta-Richmond County
$94,250
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$90,540
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$88,090
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$83,000
Florence
$82,510
Spartanburg
$81,930
Anderson
$78,280
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$78,140
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$76,300
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$72,880
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$68,840
Sumter
$68,090
Columbia
$64,660


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