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Registered Nurse Salary in South Carolina

South Carolina employed 43,200 RNs in May 2017 which indicates that employment per 1,000 jobs was 21.50. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 2017 survey also reported that the median hourly wages and annual mean pay as $29.58 and $63,630, respectively. According to indeed.com, in August 2018, RNs in SC earned 14% lower than the national average salary. Their mean annual income was $60,031. If you want to become an RN, gain a nursing degree from an approved school and pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) to obtain a license.

Yearly RN Salary in South Carolina (SC) on Different Percentile Brackets


The table below demonstrates annual salary of registered nurses at different percentile levels.

  • 90% of RNs were waged less than $81,230; 10% got more than $81,230.
  • 75% of employees grossed less than $72,950; 25% earned more than $72,950.
  • 50% of the registered nurses earned less than $61,540; while other 50% made more than $61,540.
  • 25% of RNs made income less than $48,950; 75% were paid annual salary more than $48,950.
  • 10% of employees were given less than $40,100; 90% took home more than $40,100.

Percentile Bracket

 Annual Wages

90%

$81,230

75%

$72,950

50%

$61,540

25%

$52,910

10%

$44,680

Information Source- The Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of May 2017)

Salary as per Geographical Location

Several factors including the area where you work affects your paycheck. In SC, registered nurses earned the maximum income of $68,729 in Rock Hill. The median hourly, weekly and monthly salaries in this city were $33, $1,322 and $5,727. The lowest paying city was Myrtle Beach with median salary of $58,962 per annum, $28 per hour, $1,134 per week and $4,913 per month.

Name of the City

Median Annual Salary

Median Monthly Salary

Median Weekly Salary

Median Hourly Salary

Aiken

$63,439

$5,287

$1,220

$30

Anderson

$62,075

$5,173

$1,194

$30

Charleston

$65,368

$5,447

$1,257

$31

Columbia

$64,521

$5,377

$1,241

$31

Florence

$62,819

$5,235

$1,208

$30

Goose Creek

$65,368

$5,447

$1,257

$31

Greenville

$66,656

$5,555

$1,282

$32

Hilton Head Island

$61,455

$5,121

$1,182

$30

Mount Pleasant

$65,368

$5,447

$1,257

$31

Myrtle Beach

 $58,962

$4,913

$1,134

$28

Rock Hill

$68,729

$5,727

$1,322

$33

Spartanburg

$62,978

$5,248

$1,211

$30

Summerville

$65,368

$5,447

$1,257

$31

Sumter

$63,474

$5,289

$1,221

$31

Information Source- salary.com (as of October 2014)

Salary of Professionals with Similar Job Designations

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The job titles are given to the registered nurses on the basis of their education, field of specialization and experience. The salary associated with these job designations differs a lot. For instance, in October 2014, Psychiatric Nurses and RN Outpatient Oncology made $56,000. On the other hand, Clinical Nurse Managers were paid $69,000. The salary of other nurses fluctuated in between these two figures.

RN First Assistant$65,000
Pediatric Operating Room Nurse$60,000
Interventional Radiology Nurse$62,000
RN Outpatient Oncology$56,000
Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab Nurse$61,000
Psychiatric Nurse$56,000
Renal Dialysis Nurse$63,000
Endoscopy Nurse$57,000
Clinical Nurse Manager$69,000
Postpartum Nurse$58,000
Pediatric Nurse$58,000
Cardiovascular Operating Room Nurse$63,000
Progressive Care Nurse$59,000
Ambulatory Nurse$60,000
Home Health Nurse$61,000

Information Source- indeed.com (as of October 2014)

Other Benefits

Depending on the employer, RNs can expect the following benefits:

  • Paid time-off
  • Refreshments
  • Memberships
  • Retirement and pension plan
  • Financial aid for further studies
  • Insurances
  • Financial assistance for pursuing higher education

Job Outlook

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A huge demand for home healthcare and extended care services can be expected in the near future as the baby boom generation is growing older. This, in turn, will boost the number of jobs for the registered nurses. One of the reasons of excellent job prospects for these professionals is the high turnover of nurses in the hospitals. Rural areas and medically underserved areas are likely to witness tremendous openings for RNs. Moreover, the BLS has also predicted 15% growth in this field between 2016 and 2026. Also the HRSA Health Workforce report of July 21, 2017  informs that by 2030, the state will face acute RN shortage, and the state will have deficit of 10,400 FTEs. So, becoming an RN can be the best career option in the state for easy healthcare employment opportunities.