How Much do Corrections Officers Make in South Carolina?

Do corrections officers in South Carolina make a lot of money? What is the average pay for South Carolina corrections officers?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, corrections officers in South Carolina earn an average of $37,830 a year, equivalent to $18.19 an hour.

This is 25% less than corrections officers nationwide and 15% less than the typical South Carolina worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
South Carolina Corrections Officer Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $24.52 $51,010
75th $19.17 $39,870
50th $17.49 $36,370
25th $15.83 $32,920
10th $14.15 $29,430
South Carolina Corrections Officers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Charleston $19.30 $40,140
Columbia $17.28 $35,940
Florence $14.49 $30,140
Greenville $18.47 $38,420
Hilton Head Island $17.71 $36,840
Myrtle Beach $17.95 $37,330
Sumter $17.74 $36,890
South Carolina Corrections Officer Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $18.19 $37,830
2018 $18.06 $37,560
2017 $17.17 $35,710
2016 $16.36 $34,040
2015 $15.86 $32,990
2014 $15.38 $31,990
2013 $15.23 $31,680
2012 $15.32 $31,870
2011 $15.36 $31,950