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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,680
25th Percentile Wage
$52,910
50th Percentile Wage
$61,540
75th Percentile Wage
$72,950
90th Percentile Wage
$81,230

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 $81,230. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,540. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,680.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$61,540
0.91% 6.19%
2016
$60,980
2.69% -
2015
$59,340
1.67% -
2014
$58,350
0.22% -
2013
$58,220
0.84% -
2012
$57,730
- -

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 $52,920 to $70,100. The highest paying area for registered nurses in South Carolina is Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville with a median annual salary of $70,100. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Augusta-Richmond County (mean annual salary $66,820). The lowest paying area is Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $52,920.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$70,100
Augusta-Richmond County
$66,820
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$63,020
Florence
$62,200
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$61,320
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$61,140
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$61,090
Columbia
$60,720
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$58,220
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$57,930
Spartanburg
$56,970
Anderson
$56,000
Sumter
$55,500
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$52,920




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