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Registered Nurses Salary Information in South Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for registered nurses in the state of South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of registered nurses 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Registered Nurses in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,760
25th Percentile Wage
$52,430
50th Percentile Wage
$60,980
75th Percentile Wage
$72,590
90th Percentile Wage
$81,560

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for registered nurses in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $81,560. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $60,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,760.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.04
25th Percentile Wage
$25.21
50th Percentile Wage
$29.32
75th Percentile Wage
$34.90
90th Percentile Wage
$39.21

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for registered nurses in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $39.21. The median hourly salary is $29.32. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.04.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of registered nurses from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201660,9802.69%5.33%
201559,3401.67%-
201458,3500.22%-
201358,2200.84%-
201257,730--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Registered Nurses in South Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of registered nurses in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of registered nurses in state of South Carolina ranges from $55,050 to $68,110. The highest paying area for registered nurses in South Carolina is Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville with a median annual salary of $68,110. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Augusta-Richmond County (mean annual salary $67,260). The lowest paying area is Sumter with a median annual salary of $55,050.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$68,110
Augusta-Richmond County
$67,260
Florence
$65,640
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$62,060
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$60,330
Columbia
$59,630
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$58,910
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$58,600
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$57,070
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$57,060
Spartanburg
$56,290
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$56,110
Anderson
$56,000
Sumter
$55,050


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