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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

21,450

Salary Range

$39,370 - $64,850

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $39,370 to $64,850 a year in South Carolina. There are around twenty one thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort990$48,520
Myrtle Beach, Conway, North Myrtle Beach760$52,630
Greenville, Anderson, Mauldin4$49,570
Charleston, North Charleston3$45,950
Columbia3$47,760
Florence1$43,700
Spartanburg1$51,890

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

Total Employed

890

Salary Range

$47,310 - $84,240

English teachers have a salary range between $47,310 to $84,240 a year in South Carolina, with over 890 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Greenville, Anderson, Mauldin230$60,790
Columbia170$65,820
Spartanburg50$56,240

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

14,770

Salary Range

$41,550 - $72,240

As a high school teacher in South Carolina you can expect to make between $41,550 - $72,240. 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
Myrtle Beach, Conway, North Myrtle Beach830$65,460
Florence530$48,660
Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort400$51,190
Greenville, Anderson, Mauldin3$53,670
Columbia2$48,400
Charleston, North Charleston1$48,940
Spartanburg1$54,390

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

Total Employed

260

Salary Range

$49,250 - $97,160

In South Carolina, a history teacher's salary may range from $49,250 to $97,160. There are around 260 employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

History Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Columbia70$80,330
Greenville, Anderson, Mauldin30$71,010
Spartanburg30$69,960

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

Total Employed

2,550

Salary Range

$40,210 - $71,710

Kindergarten teachers in South Carolina, can earn between $40,210 to $71,710 a year. There are around two thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Greenville, Anderson, Mauldin480$54,380
Columbia410$49,280
Charleston, North Charleston350$45,180
Myrtle Beach, Conway, North Myrtle Beach160$66,950
Spartanburg140$58,040
Florence90$47,050
Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort90$48,480

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

Total Employed

48,650

Salary Range

$39,370 - $127,970

As a math teacher in South Carolina you can expect to make between $39,370 - $127,970. 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, Anderson, Mauldin260$106,750
Spartanburg70$71,020
Myrtle Beach, Conway, North Myrtle Beach30-

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

Total Employed

2,880

Salary Range

$19,910 - $79,880

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $19,910 to $79,880 a year in South Carolina. South Carolina is home to about two thousand p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Columbia760$39,780
Greenville, Anderson, Mauldin480$72,440
Charleston, North Charleston400$39,200
Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort170$35,650
Myrtle Beach, Conway, North Myrtle Beach160$49,700
Spartanburg150$48,220
Florence100$40,240

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

Total Employed

4,610

Salary Range

$18,840 - $52,850

In South Carolina, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $18,840 to $52,850, with over 4,610 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Greenville, Anderson, Mauldin960$25,640
Myrtle Beach, Conway, North Myrtle Beach490$28,720
Columbia400$30,340
Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort200$32,170
Florence180$28,480
Sumter120$25,150
Charleston, North Charleston1$26,920
Spartanburg-$30,990

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

Total Employed

4,490

Salary Range

$27,590 - $108,300

As a school administrator in South Carolina you can expect to make between $27,590 - $108,300. 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 Charleston110$47,550
Greenville, Anderson, Mauldin110$35,190
Columbia90$49,310
Spartanburg60$51,780
Myrtle Beach, Conway, North Myrtle Beach50$46,900

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
Columbia690$84,260
Greenville, Anderson, Mauldin590$85,030
Charleston, North Charleston530$83,880
Spartanburg280$87,340
Myrtle Beach, Conway, North Myrtle Beach260$93,790
Florence190$74,660
Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort180$84,490
Sumter110$80,700

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

4,500

Salary Range

$38,640 - $74,990

School counselors in South Carolina, can earn between $38,640 to $74,990 a year, with over 4,500 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Greenville, Anderson, Mauldin720$52,700
Charleston, North Charleston650$53,060
Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort320$50,930
Spartanburg290$51,570
Myrtle Beach, Conway, North Myrtle Beach250$60,250
Florence140$48,280
Sumter100$57,610
Columbia1$48,760

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

1,920

Salary Range

$43,590 - $77,000

School librarians have a salary range between $43,590 to $77,000 a year in South Carolina. South Carolina is home to about a thousand school librarians. Read about what it takes to become a school librarian.

Librarians
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Columbia410$55,600
Greenville, Anderson, Mauldin380$55,410
Charleston, North Charleston300$52,320
Spartanburg110$57,000
Florence90$48,920
Myrtle Beach, Conway, North Myrtle Beach90$66,390
Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort70$52,660
Sumter30$39,050

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

Total Employed

6,080

Salary Range

$40,610 - $79,450

In South Carolina, a special education teacher's salary may range from $40,610 to $79,450. South Carolina is home to about six thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Preschool)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Columbia70$45,000

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Preschool) (SOC Code: 25-2051)

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Myrtle Beach, Conway, North Myrtle Beach990$67,650
Columbia640$46,040
Charleston, North Charleston460$49,250
Greenville, Anderson, Mauldin310$56,650
Florence140$46,640
Spartanburg140$55,260
Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort80$48,080

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
Columbia300$48,250
Greenville, Anderson, Mauldin150$54,120
Charleston, North Charleston130$50,340
Spartanburg70$62,180
Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort60$49,790

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
Columbia330$49,090
Greenville, Anderson, Mauldin310$55,890
Charleston, North Charleston160$52,090
Spartanburg110$50,580
Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort30$55,930

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

Total Employed

6,800

Salary Range

$18,480 - $29,950

In South Carolina, a substitute teacher's salary may range from $18,480 to $29,950. South Carolina is home to about six thousand substitute teachers. Read about what it takes to become a substitute teacher.

Substitute Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Florence250$17,260
Charleston, North Charleston40$28,560
Greenville, Anderson, Mauldin2$25,480
Columbia1$23,080
Spartanburg-$23,310

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

Total Employed

15,410

Salary Range

$17,700 - $31,480

In South Carolina, a teaching assistant's salary may range from $17,700 to $31,480. There are around fifteen thousand employed teaching assistants. Interested in becoming a teaching assistant?

Teacher Assistants
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Florence810$20,970
Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort460$20,450
Sumter270$18,000
Columbia2$22,380
Greenville, Anderson, Mauldin2$23,980
Myrtle Beach, Conway, North Myrtle Beach2$28,230
Charleston, North Charleston1$20,570
Spartanburg1$23,620

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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