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Teacher Jobs in South Carolina

New public school teachers in the state of South Carolina make an average of $32,306 per year. Salary steadily increases as years of experience and professional certifications accrue. Regardless of this competitive wage, South Carolina is still experiencing teaching shortages in the elementary and secondary panels - there is always room for dedicated and dynamic teachers to teach the state's 727,186 students. Teachers seeking employment are encouraged to apply first to districts with high student enrolment like Greenville County School District, Charleston County School District, and Horry County Schools.

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South Carolina Teacher Salary & Employment

Total Employed

20,050

Salary Range

$38,940 - $66,700

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $38,940 to $66,700 a year in South Carolina. There are around twenty thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Columbia3,550$47,330
Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville3,260$51,430
Greenville, Mauldin, Easley2,530$45,230
Spartanburg1,720$52,050
Anderson860$42,890
Florence730$45,260
Sumter390$43,780

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Elementary School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2021)

Total Employed

1,260

Salary Range

$44,240 - $86,610

English teachers have a salary range between $44,240 to $86,610 a year in South Carolina, with over 1,260 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Greenville, Mauldin, Easley450$58,080
Columbia180$63,580
Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville90$57,830
Spartanburg90$59,750

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1123)

Total Employed

14,310

Salary Range

$40,850 - $70,050

As a high school teacher in South Carolina you can expect to make between $40,850 - $70,050. There are around fourteen thousand employed high school teachers. Take the next step and learn to how to become a high school teacher.

High School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Columbia2,730$49,480
Greenville, Mauldin, Easley2,430$49,600
Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville1,910$52,720
Spartanburg890$50,350
Florence560$47,360
Anderson410$53,670
Sumter190$47,340

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for High School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2031)

Total Employed

310

Salary Range

$49,730 - $97,600

In South Carolina, a history teacher's salary may range from $49,730 to $97,600. There are around 310 employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

History Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Greenville, Mauldin, Easley80$76,690
Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville60$69,690
Spartanburg40$68,250

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for History Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1125)

Total Employed

2,330

Salary Range

$38,010 - $68,450

Kindergarten teachers in South Carolina, can earn between $38,010 to $68,450 a year. There are around two thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville330$54,410
Columbia320$49,270
Greenville, Mauldin, Easley300$42,890
Florence180$45,790
Spartanburg170$53,980
Anderson90$48,130
Sumter-$45,420

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Kindergarten Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2012)

Total Employed

46,620

Salary Range

$38,010 - $95,780

As a math teacher in South Carolina you can expect to make between $38,010 - $95,780. South Carolina is home to about forty thousand math teachers. See our guide on how to become a math teacher.

Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Greenville, Mauldin, Easley220$68,630
Columbia130$70,610
Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville60$72,220
Florence50$60,550
Spartanburg50$96,120

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1022)

Total Employed

3,040

Salary Range

$20,610 - $73,820

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $20,610 to $73,820 a year in South Carolina. South Carolina is home to about three thousand p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville560$35,000
Columbia540$39,010
Greenville, Mauldin, Easley510$59,570
Spartanburg160$43,850
Florence150$34,340
Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Conway130$37,170
Anderson50$29,020

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Coaches and Scouts (SOC Code: 27-2022)

Total Employed

4,320

Salary Range

$18,120 - $49,730

In South Carolina, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $18,120 to $49,730, with over 4,320 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville1,050$27,620
Greenville, Mauldin, Easley710$20,910
Columbia560$29,650
Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Conway240$23,810
Spartanburg240$29,240
Florence140$22,060
Anderson40$24,660
Sumter-$22,660

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Preschool Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2011)

Total Employed

4,170

Salary Range

$29,580 - $107,330

As a school administrator in South Carolina you can expect to make between $29,580 - $107,330. South Carolina is home to about four thousand school administrators. Take the next step and learn to how to become a school administrator.

Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville140$42,780
Greenville, Mauldin, Easley130$56,560
Columbia70$48,230
Spartanburg50$65,290
Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Conway40$39,940

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program (SOC Code: 11-9031)

Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Columbia720$84,280
Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville500$82,860
Greenville, Mauldin, Easley450$74,910
Spartanburg270$77,420
Anderson160$78,370
Florence150$76,710
Sumter90$83,210

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School (SOC Code: 11-9032)

Total Employed

4,510

Salary Range

$36,890 - $71,990

School counselors in South Carolina, can earn between $36,890 to $71,990 a year, with over 4,510 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Columbia1,200$48,910
Greenville, Mauldin, Easley580$49,780
Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville550$55,600
Spartanburg220$55,480
Florence200$46,950
Anderson140$47,950
Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Conway120$57,830
Sumter100$56,320

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors (SOC Code: 21-1012)

Total Employed

2,100

Salary Range

$43,470 - $72,770

School librarians have a salary range between $43,470 to $72,770 a year in South Carolina. South Carolina is home to about two thousand school librarians. Read about what it takes to become a school librarian.

Librarians
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Columbia480$53,330
Greenville, Mauldin, Easley380$50,000
Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville300$57,750
Spartanburg100$58,110
Florence90$51,120
Anderson80$48,470
Sumter60$45,530

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Librarians (SOC Code: 25-4021)

Total Employed

5,590

Salary Range

$41,610 - $70,590

In South Carolina, a special education teacher's salary may range from $41,610 to $70,590. South Carolina is home to about five thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Columbia550$50,180
Greenville, Mauldin, Easley430$46,890
Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville380$54,990
Florence160$48,780
Spartanburg130$54,270
Anderson90$45,330

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School) (SOC Code: 25-2052)

Special Education Teachers (Middle School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Columbia350$49,540
Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville160$56,550
Florence100$52,220
Spartanburg40$49,030
Sumter40$47,520
Greenville, Mauldin, Easley-$47,360

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Middle School) (SOC Code: 25-2053)

Special Education Teachers (High School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Columbia400$49,750
Greenville, Mauldin, Easley350$47,130
Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville310$57,010
Spartanburg160$53,950
Anderson40$46,690

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (High School) (SOC Code: 25-2054)

Total Employed

9,500

Salary Range

$17,150 - $34,020

In South Carolina, a substitute teacher's salary may range from $17,150 to $34,020. South Carolina is home to about nine thousand substitute teachers. Read about what it takes to become a substitute teacher.

Substitute Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville1,460$19,210
Columbia1,430$27,740
Greenville, Mauldin, Easley1,170-
Florence460$26,940
Spartanburg-$20,580
Sumter-$27,270

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Substitute Teachers (SOC Code: 25-3098)

Total Employed

13,780

Salary Range

$17,590 - $32,260

In South Carolina, a teaching assistant's salary may range from $17,590 to $32,260. There are around thirteen thousand employed teaching assistants. Interested in becoming a teaching assistant?

Teacher Assistants
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Columbia2,750$23,060
Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville1,610$23,940
Greenville, Mauldin, Easley1,430$19,930
Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Conway1,020$31,950
Spartanburg910$21,240
Florence720$19,670
Anderson510$19,080
Sumter230$19,050

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Teacher Assistants (SOC Code: 25-9041)

Largest School Districts in South Carolina

School DistrictSchoolsTeachers
Greenville County School District964,462
Charleston County School District803,265
Horry County Schools532,636
Berkeley County School District401,895
Richland County School District One501,842
Richland County School District Two311,783
Lexington County School District One291,598
Aiken County Public School District401,493
Dorchester School District Two211,442
Beaufort County School District301,427
School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties211,232
Florence School District One261,073
York County School District 3281,059
School District of Pickens County261,023
Sumter School District27994
Anderson School District Five22878
School District of Oconee County19769
Fort Mill School District13739
Lancaster County School District20736
Spartanburg School District Six14692
Georgetown County School District19674
Kershaw County School District19652
Darlington County School District22646
Spartanburg County School District Two14616
Cherokee County School District19614
Spartanburg School District 713607
Lexington County School District Two15594
Anderson County School District 0114525
Spartanburg County School District 0512519
Greenwood County School District 5014496
Chesterfield County School District16482
Clover School District9482
Orangeburg County School District 0515444
Newberry County School District14427
Colleton County High School10377
Chester County School District12376
Laurens County School District 5513358
Spartanburg County School District 0110353
Marion 1011347
York School District One9321
Marlboro County School District8287
Union County Public Schools District9275
Williamsburg County School District14262
Edgefield County School District8259
Orangeburg County School District 048247
Fairfield County School District8240
Florence County School District 039239
Dillon 048237
Orangeburg County School District 038222
Anderson County School District 027213

Data obtained from the Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey 2014

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