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Personal Financial Advisor Salary Information in South Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for personal financial advisors in the state of South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of personal financial advisors 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Personal Financial Advisors in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,520
25th Percentile Wage
$45,740
50th Percentile Wage
$64,530
75th Percentile Wage
$129,090
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for personal financial advisors in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $129,090. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $64,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,520.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.11
25th Percentile Wage
$21.99
50th Percentile Wage
$31.02
75th Percentile Wage
$62.06
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for personal financial advisors in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $62.06. The median hourly salary is $31.02. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.11.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of personal financial advisors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201664,5307.28%15.96%
201559,8303.43%-
201457,7805.57%-
201354,5600.60%-
201254,230--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Personal Financial Advisors in South Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of personal financial advisors in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of personal financial advisors in state of South Carolina ranges from $37,510 to $93,390. The highest paying area for personal financial advisors in South Carolina is Greenville-Mauldin-Easley with a median annual salary of $93,390. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway (mean annual salary $81,220). The lowest paying area is Anderson with a median annual salary of $37,510.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$93,390
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$81,220
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$79,720
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$64,700
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$60,310
Augusta-Richmond County
$59,450
Columbia
$58,920
Spartanburg
$51,780
Anderson
$37,510


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