Preschool Teacher, Except Special Education Salary Information in South Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for preschool teachers, except special education in the state of South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of preschool teachers, except special education among 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 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,680
25th Percentile Wage
$18,650
50th Percentile Wage
$23,060
75th Percentile Wage
$30,770
90th Percentile Wage
$50,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for preschool teachers, except special education in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $50,670. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $23,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,680.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of preschool teachers, except special education from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$23,060
-6.37% 10.19%
2016
$24,530
-0.37% -
2015
$24,620
11.01% -
2014
$21,910
0.78% -
2013
$21,740
4.74% -
2012
$20,710
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education in South Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of preschool teachers, except special education in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of preschool teachers, except special education in state of South Carolina ranges from $18,710 to $38,750. The highest paying area for preschool teachers, except special education in South Carolina is Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,750. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $36,000). The lowest paying area is Anderson with a median annual salary of $18,710.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$38,750
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$36,000
Florence
$30,870
Augusta-Richmond County
$27,470
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$27,170
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$26,910
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$25,720
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$23,300
Spartanburg
$22,030
Columbia
$20,780
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$20,140
Sumter
$20,120
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$19,050
Anderson
$18,710




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