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Nuclear Engineer Salary Information in South Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$69,070
25th Percentile Wage
$85,220
50th Percentile Wage
$100,210
75th Percentile Wage
$120,170
90th Percentile Wage
$137,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for nuclear 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 $137,770. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $100,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $69,070.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$100,210
1.72% 12.55%
2016
$98,490
2.28% -
2015
$96,240
7.12% -
2014
$89,390
1.58% -
2013
$87,980
0.40% -
2012
$87,630
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of nuclear engineers in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of nuclear engineers in state of South Carolina ranges from $85,720 to $113,790. The highest paying area for nuclear engineers in South Carolina is Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway with a median annual salary of $113,790. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Florence (mean annual salary $109,400). The lowest paying area is Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill with a median annual salary of $85,720.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$113,790
Florence
$109,400
Columbia
$102,730
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$101,720
Augusta-Richmond County
$91,940
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$91,890
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$85,720




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