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Occupational Therapists Salary Information in South Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for occupational therapists in the state of South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of occupational therapists 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Occupational Therapists in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,950
25th Percentile Wage
$66,670
50th Percentile Wage
$79,320
75th Percentile Wage
$94,240
90th Percentile Wage
$104,630

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational therapists in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $104,630. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $79,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,950.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$79,320
2.28% 6.23%
2016
$77,510
1.78% -
2015
$76,130
-4.41% -
2014
$79,490
4.00% -
2013
$76,310
2.53% -
2012
$74,380
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Occupational Therapists in South Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of occupational therapists in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of occupational therapists in state of South Carolina ranges from $24,580 to $91,100. The highest paying area for occupational therapists in South Carolina is Spartanburg with a median annual salary of $91,100. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $88,580). The lowest paying area is Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $24,580.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Spartanburg
$91,100
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$88,580
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$88,100
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$84,920
Columbia
$84,840
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$83,080
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$81,930
Augusta-Richmond County
$79,700
Florence
$78,090
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$72,720
Anderson
$69,520
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$24,580




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