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Science Technicians in South Carolina

Is South Carolina a good place for you to work as a Science Technician?

10.5% Jobs Projection
$55,140 Median Salary
30 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Science Technicians in South Carolina are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Science Technicians in South Carolina is growing faster than average.

  • Science Technicians in South Carolina earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Science Technicians Work in South Carolina?

220 people worked as Science Technicians in 2018 in this state.

There were 190 Science Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 30 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 940 Science Technicians working in it, which means South Carolina has fewer Science Technicians than average.


Job Projections for South Carolina

Jobs for Science Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 10.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.7%.


South Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 30 annual job openings, and a total of 210 jobs for South Carolina Science Technicians in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 9,900 annual jobs and 83,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Science Technicians Make in South Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Science Technicians ranged from $34,200 to $79,670 with $55,140 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.44 to $38.3. The median hourly rate was $26.51.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $26.74 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.23.

The median salary in South Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top South Carolina Metros for Science Technicians

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Science Technicians.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 90 $45,900
Columbia, SC 70 $52,280
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 40 $53,980

Top States for Science Technicians Employment

The table below shows the states where most Science Technicians work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 7,000 $53,280
New York 6,930 $50,040
Texas 4,980 $52,010
Illinois 3,480 $48,420
Florida 2,970 $41,710
Michigan 2,920 $40,430
Pennsylvania 2,270 $47,500
Georgia 2,020 $50,430
Indiana 1,890 $48,540
Ohio 1,770 $51,970
Virginia 1,760 $49,680
Missouri 1,650 $47,460
Maryland 1,630 $62,950
Massachusetts 1,600 $58,230
Washington 1,600 $53,690
New Jersey 1,440 $56,710
Colorado 1,350 $48,980
Oklahoma 1,290 $52,310
Oregon 1,270 $51,210
Louisiana 1,220 $45,260

Below are the states where Science Technicians get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Maryland $62,950
Connecticut $59,960
Rhode Island $59,060
Massachusetts $58,230
Nebraska $58,200
New Hampshire $57,140
New Jersey $56,710
District of Columbia $56,230
Hawaii $55,200
South Carolina $55,140

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