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Physical Therapists Salary Information in South Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for physical therapists in the state of South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of physical therapists amongst South Carolina metropolitan 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 Physical Therapists in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,540
25th Percentile Wage
$68,150
50th Percentile Wage
$83,830
75th Percentile Wage
$97,110
90th Percentile Wage
$107,250

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physical 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 $107,250. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $83,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,540.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$83,830
0.80% 11.28%
2016
$83,160
2.93% -
2015
$80,720
0.63% -
2014
$80,210
3.50% -
2013
$77,400
3.91% -
2012
$74,370
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physical therapists in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physical therapists in state of South Carolina ranges from $69,400 to $91,680. The highest paying area for physical therapists in South Carolina is Spartanburg with a median annual salary of $91,680. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Florence (mean annual salary $90,960). The lowest paying area is Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $69,400.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Spartanburg
$91,680
Florence
$90,960
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$90,370
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$89,950
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$87,240
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$86,640
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$84,520
Columbia
$82,610
Augusta-Richmond County
$81,000
Anderson
$78,830
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$78,680
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$72,140
Sumter
$70,090
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$69,400




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