How Much do Preschool Teachers Make in South Carolina?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, preschool teachers in South Carolina earn an average of $28,380 a year, equivalent to $13.65 an hour.

This is 18% less than preschool teachers nationwide and 36% 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 Preschool Teacher Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $24.76 $51,500
75th $14.27 $29,670
50th $11.05 $22,990
25th $9.28 $19,310
10th $8.24 $17,130
South Carolina Preschool Teachers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Charleston $14.58 $30,320
Columbia $13.01 $27,060
Florence $20.01 $41,630
Greenville $10.33 $21,480
Hilton Head Island $15.14 $31,500
Myrtle Beach $17.16 $35,690
Spartanburg $13.63 $28,350
Sumter $11.64 $24,200
South Carolina Preschool Teacher Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $13.65 $28,380
2018 $13.91 $28,940
2017 $13.38 $27,840
2016 $14.06 $29,250
2015 $14.58 $30,320
2014 $13.65 $28,390
2013 $12.91 $26,860
2012 $12.66 $26,330
2011 $13.14 $27,340