Postsecondary Physics Teacher Salary Information in South Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary physics teachers in the state of South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary physics teachers 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 Postsecondary Physics Teachers in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,670
25th Percentile Wage
$59,480
50th Percentile Wage
$75,570
75th Percentile Wage
$96,090
90th Percentile Wage
$128,520

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary physics teachers in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $128,520. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $75,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,670.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$75,570
11.37% 11.98%
2016
$66,980
-3.34% -
2015
$69,220
4.71% -
2014
$65,960
-3.31% -
2013
$68,140
2.38% -
2012
$66,520
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Physics Teachers in South Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary physics teachers in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary physics teachers in state of South Carolina ranges from $68,660 to $84,900. The highest paying area for postsecondary physics teachers in South Carolina is Greenville-Mauldin-Easley with a median annual salary of $84,900. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill (mean annual salary $77,390). The lowest paying area is Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville with a median annual salary of $68,660.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$84,900
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$77,390
Columbia
$68,800
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$68,660




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