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Physician Assistant Salary Information in South Carolina

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

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Physician Assistants in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,610
25th Percentile Wage
$74,520
50th Percentile Wage
$94,040
75th Percentile Wage
$111,720
90th Percentile Wage
$130,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physician assistants in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $130,620. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $94,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,610.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$94,040
1.83% 8.60%
2016
$92,320
5.34% -
2015
$87,390
1.92% -
2014
$85,710
2.05% -
2013
$83,950
-2.38% -
2012
$85,950
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Physician Assistants in South Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physician assistants in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physician assistants in state of South Carolina ranges from $36,160 to $103,320. The highest paying area for physician assistants in South Carolina is Spartanburg with a median annual salary of $103,320. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway (mean annual salary $100,410). The lowest paying area is Florence with a median annual salary of $36,160.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Spartanburg
$103,320
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$100,410
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$96,830
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$96,730
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$96,040
Columbia
$93,820
Augusta-Richmond County
$88,980
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$87,290
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$85,860
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$71,600
Florence
$36,160




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