Secondary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in South Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for secondary school special education teachers in the state of South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of secondary school special education teachers 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Secondary School Special Education Teachers in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,620
25th Percentile Wage
$44,490
50th Percentile Wage
$55,010
75th Percentile Wage
$66,450
90th Percentile Wage
$82,540

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for secondary school special education 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 $82,540. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,620.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of secondary school special education teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$55,010
3.94% 11.94%
2016
$52,840
-3.75% -
2015
$54,820
3.70% -
2014
$52,790
4.32% -
2013
$50,510
4.10% -
2012
$48,440
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Secondary School Special Education Teachers in South Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of secondary school special education teachers in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of secondary school special education teachers in state of South Carolina ranges from $46,120 to $60,150. The highest paying area for secondary school special education teachers in South Carolina is Greenville-Mauldin-Easley with a median annual salary of $60,150. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Columbia (mean annual salary $54,530). The lowest paying area is Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $46,120.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$60,150
Columbia
$54,530
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$52,450
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$50,110
Anderson
$49,890
Augusta-Richmond County
$49,510
Spartanburg
$48,160
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$47,040
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$46,990
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$46,750
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$46,120




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