Postsecondary Psychology Teacher Salary Information in South Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,950
25th Percentile Wage
$57,930
50th Percentile Wage
$71,950
75th Percentile Wage
$86,470
90th Percentile Wage
$118,700

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary psychology 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 $118,700. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,950.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$71,950
2.57% 11.92%
2016
$70,100
0.57% -
2015
$69,700
1.91% -
2014
$68,370
3.85% -
2013
$65,740
3.61% -
2012
$63,370
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Psychology Teachers in South Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary psychology teachers in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary psychology teachers in state of South Carolina ranges from $52,650 to $78,270. The highest paying area for postsecondary psychology teachers in South Carolina is Columbia with a median annual salary of $78,270. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Greenville-Mauldin-Easley (mean annual salary $68,750). The lowest paying area is Spartanburg with a median annual salary of $52,650.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Columbia
$78,270
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$68,750
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$66,270
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$66,050
Augusta-Richmond County
$58,010
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$56,140
Spartanburg
$52,650




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