Research Salaries in South Carolina

Depending on years of experience, a South Carolina certified teacher can make anywhere from $28,000 per year to more than $70,000 per year, according to data collected by the University of South Carolina. After becoming a teacher in South Carolina, it may take longer to see high pay than it may in other professions, but salaries for those with teaching certification in South Carolina who are many years into their professional experience can be fairly high. These high teaching salaries can help to pay off debt incurred as part of meeting teaching requirements in South Carolina, which include significant educational attainment. Other factors can also affect teacher salaries in South Carolina, such as the region and the subject taught. As a result, prospective educators should examine their situations carefully before deciding where to teach.

Part of choosing where to teach is examining how its teacher salaries compare to those elsewhere in the country. Students interested in teaching in South Carolina should examine this spreadsheet for this data.

Occupation Annual mean wage in South Carolina Annual mean wage in U.S.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary $70,220 $86,620>

Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $70,380 $86,730
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $62,430 $74,890
Education Teachers, Postsecondary $56,730 $65,050
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $58,840 $68,760
Preschool Teachers Except Special Education $27,340 $30,150
Kindergarten Teachers Except Special Education $52,500 $52,350
Elementary School Teachers Except Special Education $48,380 $55,270
Middle School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Education/td>

$48,830 $55,780
Secondary School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Education $49,940 $56,760
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten and Elementary School $48,580 $56,460
Special Education Teachers, Middle School $51,120 $58,420
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School $48,840 $59,080

Some regions pay teachers differently than others, and this spreadsheet illustrates how different areas of South Carolina stack up compared to one another.

Area name Annual mean wage
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC $44,490
Columbia, SC $49,360
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC $47,880

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Anderson University

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316 Boulevard
Anderson, SC 29621-4035
(864) 231-2000

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters

Benedict College

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1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204-1086
(803) 256-4220

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors

Bob Jones University

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1700 Wade Hampton Boulavard
Greenville, SC 29614-0001
(864) 242-5100

Type of School:

  • Private for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Masters

Accrediting Agency:

  • Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Commission

Charleston Southern University

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9200 University Blvd
Charleston, SC 29406-9121
(843) 863-7000

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Masters

Citadel Military College of South Carolina

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171 Moultrie St
Charleston, SC 29409
(843) 225-3294

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Masters
  • Post-Masters

Accrediting Agency:

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Claflin University

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400 Magnolia Street
Orangeburg, SC 29115-4498
(803) 535-5000

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Masters

Clemson University

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201 Sikes Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
(864) 656-4636

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Masters

Coastal Carolina University

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103 Tom Trout Drive
Conway, SC 29526
(843) 347-3161

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors

Coker College

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300 E College Ave
Hartsville, SC 29550
(843) 383-8000

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Masters

College of Charleston

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66 George St
Charleston, SC 29424-0001
(843) 953-5500

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

Columbia College

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1301 Columbia College Dr
Columbia, SC 29203
(803) 786-3012

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Masters

Converse College

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580 E Main St
Spartanburg, SC 29302-0006
(864) 596-9000

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Masters
  • Post-Masters

Erskine College

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2 Washington St
Due West, SC 29639
(864) 379-2131

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Doctoral
  • Masters

Francis Marion University

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4822 East Palmetto Street
Florence, SC 29506
(843) 661-1362

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Masters
  • Post-Masters

Furman University

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3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613-6162
(864) 294-2000

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Masters
  • Other

Greenville Technical College

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738 S Pleasantburg Dr
Greenville, SC 29607-2418
(864) 250-8000

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 2-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Certificate

Lander University

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320 Stanley Avenue
Greenwood, SC 29649-2099
(864) 388-8000

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Masters

Limestone College

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1115 College Drive
Gaffney, SC 29340-3799
(800) 795-7151

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Masters

Midlands Technical College

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1260 Lexington Drive
West Columbia, SC 29170-2176
(803) 738-8324

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 2-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Certificate

Morris College

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100 West College Street
Sumter, SC 29150-3599
(803) 934-3200

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors

Accrediting Agency:

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
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