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Respiratory Therapists Salary Information in South Carolina

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

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Respiratory Therapists in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,890
25th Percentile Wage
$46,810
50th Percentile Wage
$55,010
75th Percentile Wage
$63,110
90th Percentile Wage
$73,630

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapists in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $73,630. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,890.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.14
25th Percentile Wage
$22.51
50th Percentile Wage
$26.45
75th Percentile Wage
$30.34
90th Percentile Wage
$35.40

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for respiratory therapists in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $35.40. The median hourly salary is $26.45. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.14.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201655,0103.51%4.49%
201553,0801.11%-
201452,4901.20%-
201351,860-1.31%-
201252,540--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Respiratory Therapists in South Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in state of South Carolina ranges from $45,630 to $71,840. The highest paying area for respiratory therapists in South Carolina is Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $71,840. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville (mean annual salary $63,320). The lowest paying area is Anderson with a median annual salary of $45,630.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$71,840
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$63,320
Florence
$57,340
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$56,800
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$55,610
Augusta-Richmond County
$54,680
Spartanburg
$53,490
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$51,850
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$50,500
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$50,470
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$50,460
Columbia
$49,090
Anderson
$45,630



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