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Teacher Assistant Salary Information in South Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for teacher assistants in the state of South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of teacher assistants 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 Teacher Assistants in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,530
25th Percentile Wage
$18,050
50th Percentile Wage
$20,920
75th Percentile Wage
$25,070
90th Percentile Wage
$32,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for teacher assistants in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $32,410. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $20,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,530.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$20,920
4.02% 7.27%
2016
$20,080
-2.14% -
2015
$20,510
2.44% -
2014
$20,010
1.35% -
2013
$19,740
1.72% -
2012
$19,400
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Teacher Assistants in South Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of teacher assistants in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of teacher assistants in state of South Carolina ranges from $18,030 to $23,490. The highest paying area for teacher assistants in South Carolina is Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill with a median annual salary of $23,490. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway (mean annual salary $23,160). The lowest paying area is Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $18,030.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$23,490
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$23,160
Spartanburg
$22,060
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$21,960
Columbia
$21,650
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$20,050
Augusta-Richmond County
$20,030
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$19,140
Florence
$19,000
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$18,940
Anderson
$18,800
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$18,700
Sumter
$18,240
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$18,030




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