How Much do Elementary School Teachers Make in South Carolina?

Do elementary school teachers in South Carolina make a lot of money? What is the average pay for South Carolina elementary school teachers?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, elementary school teachers in South Carolina earn an average of $53,450 a year.

This is 16% less than elementary school teachers nationwide, but it is 20% more than the typical South Carolina worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
South Carolina Elementary School Teacher Wages by Percentile
Percentile Annually
90th $78,960
75th $63,010
50th $51,600
25th $40,640
10th $33,130
South Carolina Elementary School Teachers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Annually
Charleston $53,520
Columbia $59,040
Florence $54,380
Greenville $47,800
Hilton Head Island $67,590
Myrtle Beach $53,050
Spartanburg $60,560
Sumter $51,460
South Carolina Elementary School Teacher Wages by Year
Year Annually
2019 $53,450
2018 $51,240
2017 $50,510
2016 $48,480
2015 $49,250
2014 $48,380
2013 $48,310
2012 $48,620
2011 $48,380