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Substitute Teacher Salary Information in South Carolina

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

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Substitute Teachers in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,690
25th Percentile Wage
$18,480
50th Percentile Wage
$21,610
75th Percentile Wage
$25,800
90th Percentile Wage
$29,950

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for substitute 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 $29,950. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $21,610. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,690.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$8.02
25th Percentile Wage
$8.88
50th Percentile Wage
$10.39
75th Percentile Wage
$12.40
90th Percentile Wage
$14.40

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for substitute teachers in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $14.40. The median hourly salary is $10.39. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $8.02.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201621,6109.58%6.71%
201519,5403.17%-
201418,9200.05%-
201318,910-6.61%-
201220,160--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Substitute Teachers in South Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of substitute teachers in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of substitute teachers in state of South Carolina ranges from $17,850 to $27,830. The highest paying area for substitute teachers in South Carolina is Sumter with a median annual salary of $27,830. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Greenville-Mauldin-Easley (mean annual salary $23,770). The lowest paying area is Florence with a median annual salary of $17,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Sumter
$27,830
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$23,770
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$23,530
Spartanburg
$23,080
Columbia
$22,170
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$20,170
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$19,080
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$18,810
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$18,680
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$18,020
Augusta-Richmond County
$17,900
Florence
$17,850


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