These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In South Carolina For 2018

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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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 Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons are the highest paid people in South Carolina.

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

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

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 7 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 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 656 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 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In South Carolina

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons $267,960 $38,490 70
2 Psychiatrists $245,810 $141,580 200
3 Family And General Practitioners $234,420 $119,530 2,670
4 Internists, General $225,480 $68,150 740
5 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $219,790 $79,280 180
6 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $201,910 $56,730 2,900
7 Dentists, General $192,800 $85,920 1,410
8 Chief Executives $176,330 $19,740 2,930
9 Dentists, All Other Specialists $171,770 $137,370 30
10 Podiatrists $171,250 $74,960 70
11 Nurse Anesthetists $160,550 $56,510 820
12 Pediatricians, General $158,450 $64,620 270
13 Optometrists $134,820 $63,470 560
14 Architectural And Engineering Managers $129,040 $75,380 2,500
15 Physicists $126,360 $59,430 190
16 Pharmacists $123,270 $89,910 4,750
17 Financial Managers $122,750 $61,210 5,010
18 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $121,020 $52,910 80
19 Computer And Information Systems Managers $119,900 $68,840 2,940
20 Industrial Production Managers $115,300 $65,510 2,940
21 Sales Managers $114,390 $50,420 3,540
22 Marketing Managers $108,550 $56,580 1,800
23 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $107,360 $50,180 140
24 Physical Scientists, All Other $106,190 $47,350 90
25 Veterinarians $105,830 $62,490 760
26 Compensation And Benefits Managers $105,000 $59,250 140
27 Purchasing Managers $104,980 $62,800 710
28 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $104,310 $65,590 80
29 Lawyers $104,300 $40,840 6,080
30 Human Resources Managers $102,930 $55,830 1,770
31 Nuclear Engineers $102,470 $69,070 1,310
32 Sales Engineers $101,600 $49,800 290
33 Training And Development Managers $101,060 $51,130 700
34 General And Operations Managers $100,340 $38,480 32,370
35 Engineers, All Other $100,320 $51,500 530
36 Managers, All Other $99,840 $51,660 1,710
37 Nurse Practitioners $97,140 $73,990 2,000
38 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $96,820 $60,910 1,170
39 Commercial Pilots $96,660 $54,340 330
40 Advertising And Promotions Managers $96,460 $32,890 240
41 Medical And Health Services Managers $95,980 $50,460 5,160
42 Physician Assistants $95,630 $36,610 1,330
43 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $94,890 $47,380 650
44 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $94,390 $43,280 2,580
45 Personal Financial Advisors $94,090 $32,140 1,620
46 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $93,730 $42,260 120
47 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $93,230 $60,200 50
48 Construction Managers $92,810 $53,630 3,060
49 Natural Sciences Managers $92,590 $57,700 530
50 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $92,560 $56,030 1,180
51 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $91,930 $54,510 590
52 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $91,640 $48,670 90
53 Software Developers, Applications $91,200 $53,510 4,620
54 Administrative Services Managers $90,910 $45,150 3,270
55 Psychologists, All Other $90,400 $62,220 130
56 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $89,970 $21,310 1,150
57 Mechanical Engineers $89,940 $52,020 4,870
58 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $89,630 $44,470 170
59 Air Traffic Controllers $88,850 $65,760 190
60 Computer Occupations, All Other $88,410 $57,040 1,470
61 Nurse Midwives $88,290 $66,760 40
62 Electrical Engineers $88,190 $56,250 2,350
63 Computer Hardware Engineers $87,060 $50,930 380
64 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $85,900 $29,900 2,600
65 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $85,900 $46,740 690
66 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $85,500 $61,030 3,890
67 Chiropractors $84,830 $37,270 470
68 Audiologists $84,790 $52,450 110
69 Materials Engineers $84,670 $49,460 410
70 Radiation Therapists $84,290 $55,350 270
71 Industrial Engineers $84,160 $53,890 6,900
72 Civil Engineers $83,640 $46,930 5,690
73 Computer Network Architects $83,580 $46,200 1,130
74 Ship Engineers $83,410 $46,450 70
75 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $83,190 $32,200 230
76 Chemical Engineers $81,990 $52,610 740
77 Physical Therapists $81,860 $54,540 2,930
78 Survey Researchers $81,750 $33,720 40
79 Agents And Business Managers Of Artists, Performers, And Athletes $81,700 $37,380 70
80 Media And Communication Equipment Workers, All Other $81,600 $61,370 50
81 Education Administrators, All Other $81,470 $55,160 240
82 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators $81,400 $65,690 600
83 Computer Programmers $81,380 $45,610 3,510
84 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $81,360 $40,280 910
85 Software Developers, Systems Software $80,780 $48,200 2,630
86 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $80,740 $44,950 310
87 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $80,650 $37,030 350
88 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $80,150 $45,350 130
89 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $78,790 $44,860 260
90 Occupational Therapists $78,610 $53,950 1,280
91 Postmasters And Mail Superintendents $78,550 $65,450 210
92 Materials Scientists $78,040 $45,610 70
93 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $77,830 $51,480 590
94 Information Security Analysts $77,770 $46,240 1,200
95 Computer Systems Analysts $77,580 $41,400 6,400
96 Biological Scientists, All Other $77,230 $50,330 160
97 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $77,130 $50,080 90
98 Funeral Service Managers $76,680 $24,600 200
99 Environmental Engineers $76,210 $43,590 770
100 History Teachers, Postsecondary $75,670 $37,700 220

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