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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 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,020
25th Percentile Wage
$66,140
50th Percentile Wage
$82,940
75th Percentile Wage
$105,840
90th Percentile Wage
$139,020

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 $139,020. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $82,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,020.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$82,940
-0.54% 2.33%
2016
$83,390
-3.53% -
2015
$86,330
2.94% -
2014
$83,790
0.99% -
2013
$82,960
2.35% -
2012
$81,010
- -

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 $66,970 to $110,590. The highest paying area for mechanical engineers in South Carolina is Augusta-Richmond County with a median annual salary of $110,590. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway (mean annual salary $96,490). The lowest paying area is Columbia with a median annual salary of $66,970.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Augusta-Richmond County
$110,590
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$96,490
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$88,100
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$88,090
Florence
$82,510
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$82,250
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$81,520
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$80,010
Spartanburg
$79,800
Anderson
$78,280
Sumter
$74,310
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$72,880
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$69,480
Columbia
$66,970




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