These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In South Carolina For 2019

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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the highest paying jobs in South Carolina

Ever wonder who gets paid the most? Or how much your dentist makes for all the pain they put you through?

We had that same burning desire to know more about the highest paid professions in South Carolina. And if you can’t tell by that sentence, we’re a bit of what you’d call data nerds.

We decided to go directly to the source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics.

After scrounging through the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we discovered that Obstetricians And Gynecologists are the highest paid people in South Carolina.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in South Carolina:

  1. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  2. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  3. Anesthesiologists
  4. Family and General Practitioners
  5. Psychiatrists
  6. Internists, General
  7. Podiatrists
  8. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  9. Chief Executives
  10. Dentists, General

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 10 on the list of highest paid professions in the Palmetto State. So the next time you sit there while they drill you can dwell on the fact that they are getting extremely well paid for it.

How we determined the highest paid jobs in South Carolina For 2019

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 653 job classifications in South Carolina in order to identify those that get paid the most.

Pretty straightforward and easy to do when the government does your job for you 🙂

We used the most recently released data on March 29, 2019.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In South Carolina

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $283,910 $183,390 130
2 Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons $256,650 $37,440 50
3 Anesthesiologists $254,420 $138,870 900
4 Family And General Practitioners $235,790 $120,960 2,710
5 Psychiatrists $226,120 $128,050 230
6 Internists, General $223,900 $65,170 720
7 Podiatrists $195,380 $84,120 40
8 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $185,210 $57,540 3,100
9 Chief Executives $182,760 $19,740 2,900
10 Dentists, General $172,780 $76,600 1,440
11 Nurse Anesthetists $164,480 $61,550 930
12 Pediatricians, General $155,780 $78,690 210
13 Optometrists $142,290 $85,890 580
14 Dentists, All Other Specialists $137,890 $109,120 30
15 Architectural And Engineering Managers $132,810 $77,520 2,770
16 Physicists $129,860 $61,640 200
17 Financial Managers $125,710 $59,020 5,190
18 Pharmacists $122,900 $86,610 5,070
19 Computer And Information Systems Managers $120,720 $70,760 3,070
20 Sales Managers $118,750 $51,090 3,460
21 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $118,040 $52,720 110
22 Physical Scientists, All Other $116,000 $63,270 70
23 Industrial Production Managers $115,760 $67,040 3,000
24 Marketing Managers $111,460 $55,220 1,720
25 Veterinarians $111,100 $64,990 850
26 Sales Engineers $110,310 $62,530 360
27 Advertising And Promotions Managers $109,980 $44,930 150
28 Human Resources Managers $106,500 $56,800 1,820
29 Lawyers $105,320 $44,380 5,870
30 Purchasing Managers $105,130 $60,930 730
31 Training And Development Managers $103,810 $52,890 710
32 Physician Assistants $103,710 $37,030 1,430
33 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $102,990 $58,250 90
34 Compensation And Benefits Managers $102,540 $55,210 140
35 Nuclear Engineers $101,420 $67,680 1,010
36 General And Operations Managers $101,400 $38,710 32,520
37 Managers, All Other $100,890 $52,110 1,760
38 Engineers, All Other $100,750 $51,830 710
39 Construction Managers $100,030 $54,800 2,990
40 Nurse Practitioners $99,910 $76,590 2,260
41 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $99,630 $45,110 1,140
42 Medical And Health Services Managers $98,780 $51,400 5,470
43 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $98,390 $48,300 610
44 Computer And Information Research Scientists $96,870 $63,660 370
45 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $96,840 $44,420 120
46 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $96,640 $45,740 120
47 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $96,170 $63,270 50
48 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $95,680 $45,830 2,460
49 Administrative Services Managers $95,380 $51,620 3,470
50 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $94,240 $54,900 1,150
51 Mechanical Engineers $93,730 $53,970 6,000
52 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $92,720 $58,600 1,520
53 Psychologists, All Other $92,560 $61,220 130
54 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $92,140 $41,740 170
55 Computer Occupations, All Other $92,100 $59,040 1,510
56 Air Traffic Controllers $92,070 $67,670 190
57 Chiropractors $91,910 $40,560 570
58 Natural Sciences Managers $91,270 $56,040 530
59 Software Developers, Applications $90,830 $53,960 4,580
60 Electrical Engineers $90,140 $56,070 2,430
61 Personal Financial Advisors $89,830 $34,400 1,820
62 Nurse Midwives $89,150 $67,420 30
63 Radiation Therapists $88,850 $60,990 250
64 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $88,720 $45,830 670
65 Audiologists $88,500 $55,090 190
66 Chemical Engineers $87,880 $56,860 840
67 Computer Hardware Engineers $87,870 $53,540 420
68 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $87,780 $50,950 610
69 Materials Engineers $87,470 $54,190 570
70 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $87,280 $63,370 4,040
71 Industrial Engineers $87,080 $55,720 7,130
72 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $85,610 $52,790 860
73 Physical Therapists $85,450 $60,130 3,010
74 Computer Network Architects $85,450 $47,110 1,120
75 Civil Engineers $84,660 $48,340 5,900
76 Media And Communication Equipment Workers, All Other $82,840 $61,290 40
77 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $82,630 $42,410 330
78 Database Administrators $82,500 $43,210 820
79 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $82,300 $40,150 340
80 Agents And Business Managers Of Artists, Performers, And Athletes $82,220 $42,570 90
81 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $82,140 $46,170 130
82 Computer Programmers $81,940 $45,910 3,060
83 Commercial And Industrial Designers $81,570 $49,130 400
84 Art Directors $81,410 $44,650 120
85 Genetic Counselors $81,140 $62,600 30
86 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $80,980 $49,930 650
87 Financial Analysts $80,690 $42,880 1,880
88 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators $80,490 $64,360 560
89 Postmasters And Mail Superintendents $80,320 $67,300 200
90 Software Developers, Systems Software $80,250 $45,140 2,280
91 Computer Systems Analysts $80,200 $43,210 7,140
92 Ship Engineers $79,350 $23,520 60
93 Materials Scientists $79,260 $48,750 80
94 Farmers, Ranchers, And Other Agricultural Managers $79,070 $19,830 40
95 Education Administrators, All Other $78,930 $41,000 240
96 Occupational Therapists $78,470 $52,510 1,290
97 Biological Scientists, All Other $78,370 $50,600 220
98 Web Developers $77,950 $42,000 1,310
99 Criminal Justice And Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary $77,920 $41,390 130
100 Environmental Engineers $76,970 $43,290 800

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