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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 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 Substitute Teachers in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,970
25th Percentile Wage
$19,060
50th Percentile Wage
$22,510
75th Percentile Wage
$26,530
90th Percentile Wage
$30,600

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 $30,600. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $22,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,970.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$22,510
4.00% 10.44%
2016
$21,610
9.58% -
2015
$19,540
3.17% -
2014
$18,920
0.05% -
2013
$18,910
-6.61% -
2012
$20,160
- -

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 $17,180 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 Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway (mean annual salary $27,350). The lowest paying area is Florence with a median annual salary of $17,180.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Sumter
$27,830
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$27,350
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$24,530
Spartanburg
$23,600
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$23,260
Columbia
$22,450
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$20,400
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$20,250
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$19,020
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$18,920
Augusta-Richmond County
$18,280
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$18,020
Florence
$17,180




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