Occupational Health and Safety Specialist Salary Information in South Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for occupational health and safety specialists in the state of South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of occupational health and safety specialists 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 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,840
25th Percentile Wage
$37,400
50th Percentile Wage
$49,530
75th Percentile Wage
$76,950
90th Percentile Wage
$97,310

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational health and safety specialists in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $97,310. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,840.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.79
25th Percentile Wage
$17.98
50th Percentile Wage
$23.81
75th Percentile Wage
$37.00
90th Percentile Wage
$46.79

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for occupational health and safety specialists in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $46.79. The median hourly salary is $23.81. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.79.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of occupational health and safety specialists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201649,5305.67%3.43%
201546,720-6.44%-
201449,730-4.04%-
201351,7407.56%-
201247,830--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Occupational Health and Safety Specialists in South Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of occupational health and safety specialists in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of occupational health and safety specialists in state of South Carolina ranges from $34,460 to $68,250. The highest paying area for occupational health and safety specialists in South Carolina is Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill with a median annual salary of $68,250. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Augusta-Richmond County (mean annual salary $61,000). The lowest paying area is Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $34,460.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$68,250
Augusta-Richmond County
$61,000
Spartanburg
$55,860
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$55,700
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$54,290
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$51,140
Columbia
$50,060
Florence
$46,540
Sumter
$45,930
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$42,970
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$38,430
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$34,460


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