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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 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,430
25th Percentile Wage
$64,040
50th Percentile Wage
$77,510
75th Percentile Wage
$94,170
90th Percentile Wage
$108,350

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 $108,350. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $77,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,430.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.21
25th Percentile Wage
$30.79
50th Percentile Wage
$37.26
75th Percentile Wage
$45.28
90th Percentile Wage
$52.09

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for occupational therapists in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $52.09. The median hourly salary is $37.26. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.21.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201677,5101.78%4.04%
201576,130-4.41%-
201479,4904.00%-
201376,3102.53%-
201274,380--

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 $69,520 to $94,920. The highest paying area for occupational therapists in South Carolina is Florence with a median annual salary of $94,920. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway (mean annual salary $87,770). The lowest paying area is Anderson with a median annual salary of $69,520.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Florence
$94,920
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$87,770
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$84,980
Spartanburg
$84,850
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$83,160
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$81,930
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$81,170
Augusta-Richmond County
$76,820
Columbia
$74,950
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$72,900
Anderson
$69,520



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