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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 metropolitan 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 Respiratory Therapists in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,370
25th Percentile Wage
$47,040
50th Percentile Wage
$54,870
75th Percentile Wage
$62,930
90th Percentile Wage
$74,150

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 $74,150. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,370.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$54,870
-0.26% 4.25%
2016
$55,010
3.51% -
2015
$53,080
1.11% -
2014
$52,490
1.20% -
2013
$51,860
-1.31% -
2012
$52,540
- -

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 $73,220. The highest paying area for respiratory therapists in South Carolina is Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $73,220. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville (mean annual salary $62,390). 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
$73,220
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$62,390
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$56,540
Augusta-Richmond County
$56,260
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$56,090
Spartanburg
$56,010
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$55,610
Florence
$54,100
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$53,730
Columbia
$52,880
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$50,500
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$50,450
Anderson
$45,630




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