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Optometrists Salary Information in South Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for optometrists in the state of South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of optometrists amongst South Carolina areas 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 Optometrists in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$63,470
25th Percentile Wage
$92,430
50th Percentile Wage
$114,110
75th Percentile Wage
$149,990
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for optometrists in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $149,990. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $114,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $63,470.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$114,110
8.60% 21.56%
2016
$104,300
16.68% -
2015
$86,900
-3.97% -
2014
$90,350
2.19% -
2013
$88,370
-1.29% -
2012
$89,510
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Optometrists in South Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of optometrists in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of optometrists in state of South Carolina ranges from $88,310 to $149,640. The highest paying area for optometrists in South Carolina is Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill with a median annual salary of $149,640. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Florence (mean annual salary $121,030). The lowest paying area is Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway with a median annual salary of $88,310.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$149,640
Florence
$121,030
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$119,010
Augusta-Richmond County
$109,260
Columbia
$101,980
Spartanburg
$101,900
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$100,050
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$97,270
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$88,310




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