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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

22,550

Salary Range

$40,640 - $78,960

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $40,640 to $78,960 a year in South Carolina. There are around twenty two 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, Beaufort 830 $67,590
Florence 750 $54,380
Sumter 510 $51,460
Charleston, North Charleston 4,410 $53,520
Greenville, Anderson, Mauldin 4,150 $47,800
Columbia 3,270 $59,040
Spartanburg 1,430 $60,560

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

Total Employed

670

Salary Range

$54,380 - $99,140

English teachers have a salary range between $54,380 to $99,140 a year in South Carolina, with over 670 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Charleston, North Charleston 70 $103,600
Columbia 190 $77,090
Greenville, Anderson, Mauldin 180 $68,290

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

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Total Employed

14,050

Salary Range

$44,120 - $81,630

As a high school teacher in South Carolina you can expect to make between $44,120 - $81,630. 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
Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort 470 $75,500
Florence 390 $50,320
Greenville, Anderson, Mauldin 2,810 $56,030
Columbia 2,740 $58,360
Spartanburg 1,660 $54,650
Charleston, North Charleston 1,290 $56,180
Sumter - $50,480

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

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Total Employed

260

Salary Range

$56,250 - $105,260

In South Carolina, a history teacher's salary may range from $56,250 to $105,260. There are around 260 employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

History Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Columbia 70 $88,790

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

Total Employed

2,090

Salary Range

$42,790 - $78,160

Kindergarten teachers in South Carolina, can earn between $42,790 to $78,160 a year. There are around two thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort 90 $65,440
Sumter 70 $51,160
Greenville, Anderson, Mauldin 350 $51,720
Charleston, North Charleston 340 $57,680
Columbia 340 $52,750
Spartanburg 140 $59,840
Florence 110 $43,520

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

Math teacher requirements vary by state

Total Employed

48,960

Salary Range

$40,640 - $103,100

As a math teacher in South Carolina you can expect to make between $40,640 - $103,100. 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, Mauldin 60 $70,870
Columbia 130 $85,840

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

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Total Employed

3,470

Salary Range

$27,950 - $88,580

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $27,950 to $88,580 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
Greenville, Anderson, Mauldin 890 $64,770
Columbia 710 $61,440
Charleston, North Charleston 510 $42,400
Sumter 40 $39,840
Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort 220 $48,380
Spartanburg 140 -

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

Total Employed

5,560

Salary Range

$19,310 - $51,500

In South Carolina, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $19,310 to $51,500, with over 5,560 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort 300 $31,500
Florence 270 $41,630
Spartanburg 250 $28,350
Sumter 140 $24,200
Greenville, Anderson, Mauldin 1,330 $21,480
Columbia 1,080 $27,060
Charleston, North Charleston - $30,320

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

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Total Employed

4,660

Salary Range

$28,640 - $122,660

As a school administrator in South Carolina you can expect to make between $28,640 - $122,660. 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
Spartanburg 50 $43,720
Greenville, Anderson, Mauldin 150 $41,340
Columbia - $44,510

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
Columbia 780 $91,720
Greenville, Anderson, Mauldin 680 $90,510
Charleston, North Charleston 650 $94,880
Spartanburg 390 $96,440
Florence 150 $86,440
Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort 150 $95,040

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

5,120

Salary Range

$39,380 - $81,930

School counselors in South Carolina, can earn between $39,380 to $81,930 a year, with over 5,120 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Greenville, Anderson, Mauldin 740 $57,010
Charleston, North Charleston 630 $57,360
Spartanburg 410 $51,710
Florence 250 $43,690
Columbia 1,640 $53,160
Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort 150 $64,920
Sumter 100 $54,990

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

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Total Employed

2,940

Salary Range

$40,650 - $87,760

In South Carolina, a special education teacher's salary may range from $40,650 to $87,760. South Carolina is home to about two thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Greenville, Anderson, Mauldin 440 $48,910
Charleston, North Charleston 340 $57,040
Columbia 330 $56,090
Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort 120 $72,170
Spartanburg 120 $55,570
Florence 110 $44,330

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

Largest School Districts in South Carolina

School District Schools Teachers
Greenville County School District 96 4,462
Charleston County School District 80 3,265
Horry County Schools 53 2,636
Berkeley County School District 40 1,895
Richland County School District One 50 1,842
Richland County School District Two 31 1,783
Lexington County School District One 29 1,598
Aiken County Public School District 40 1,493
Dorchester School District Two 21 1,442
Beaufort County School District 30 1,427
School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties 21 1,232
Florence School District One 26 1,073
York County School District 3 28 1,059
School District of Pickens County 26 1,023
Sumter School District 27 994
Anderson School District Five 22 878
School District of Oconee County 19 769
Fort Mill School District 13 739
Lancaster County School District 20 736
Spartanburg School District Six 14 692
Georgetown County School District 19 674
Kershaw County School District 19 652
Darlington County School District 22 646
Spartanburg County School District Two 14 616
Cherokee County School District 19 614
Spartanburg School District 7 13 607
Lexington County School District Two 15 594
Anderson County School District 01 14 525
Spartanburg County School District 05 12 519
Greenwood County School District 50 14 496
Chesterfield County School District 16 482
Clover School District 9 482
Orangeburg County School District 05 15 444
Newberry County School District 14 427
Colleton County High School 10 377
Chester County School District 12 376
Laurens County School District 55 13 358
Spartanburg County School District 01 10 353
Marion 10 11 347
York School District One 9 321
Marlboro County School District 8 287
Union County Public Schools District 9 275
Williamsburg County School District 14 262
Edgefield County School District 8 259
Orangeburg County School District 04 8 247
Fairfield County School District 8 240
Florence County School District 03 9 239
Dillon 04 8 237
Orangeburg County School District 03 8 222
Anderson County School District 02 7 213

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

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