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High School Teachers in South Carolina

Considering a career as a High School Teacher in South Carolina?

9.1% Jobs Projection
$53,320 Median Salary
1,150 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for High School Teachers in South Carolina is growing faster than average.

  • High School Teachers in South Carolina earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many High School Teachers Work in South Carolina?

In South Carolina, there were 15,310 people working as High School Teachers in the year 2018.

There were 15,580 High School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 270 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 13,930 High School Teachers working in it, which means South Carolina has more High School Teachers than average.


Job Projections for South Carolina

Jobs for High School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 9.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.5%.


South Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 1,150 annual High School Teachers job openings in South Carolina, and 15,690 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 79,500 annual jobs and 1,095,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do High School Teachers Make in South Carolina?

In 2018 wages for High School Teachers ranged from $35,160 to $77,560 with $53,320 being the median annual salary.

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


Top South Carolina Metros for High School Teachers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most High School Teachers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 6,780 $49,050
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 2,990 $55,020
Columbia, SC 2,920 $51,750
Spartanburg, SC 1,720 $53,040
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 1,660 $49,890
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 1,000 $59,070
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 830 $65,200
Florence, SC 430 $50,710
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 410 $79,410
Sumter, SC 280 $50,290

Top States for High School Teachers Employment

The table below shows the states where most High School Teachers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 112,960 $82,670
Texas 110,420 $57,800
New York 74,830 $81,290
Ohio 52,240 $61,740
Pennsylvania 50,460 $62,990
Florida 47,960 $52,120
Illinois 43,720 $67,680
New Jersey 29,140 $74,700
Missouri 27,930 $48,170
Georgia 27,620 $57,430
Virginia 26,830 $63,990
Massachusetts 26,420 $77,830
North Carolina 25,240 $46,760
Michigan 24,130 $62,040
Minnesota 20,940 $61,570
Tennessee 20,190 $52,020
Wisconsin 20,070 $56,700
Indiana 19,690 $50,420
Maryland 19,330 $71,170
Arizona 17,200 $46,940

Below are the states where High School Teachers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $82,670
New York $81,290
Massachusetts $77,830
Connecticut $76,770
Alaska $75,780
New Jersey $74,700
Rhode Island $73,460
Oregon $71,910
Maryland $71,170
Washington $68,740

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