Average Teacher Salary in South Carolina

The average teacher salary in South Carolina in 2009 was $46,307, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The South Carolina average teacher’s salary was $45,425 in 2008, which demonstrates a 1.9 percent increase from the previous year. However, the average teacher salary in South Carolina increased 4.53 percent from 2007 to 2008, making the total percentage increase from 2007 to 2009 a strong 6.56 percent.

Teaching salaries in South Carolina have been slightly below the national average, which was $49,720 in 2009 and $48,353 in 2008. Additionally, the percentage increase in South Carolina teacher salaries has been less than the increase in the average salary for teachers nationally, which experienced a 2.8 percent increase from 2008 to 2009.

Teacher salaries South Carolina rankings have not changed much in the last few years. Teaching salaries in South Carolina ranked 32nd in the nation in 2007 and 30th 2008. However, this ranking went back down to 32nd by 2009.

South Carolina teacher salaries steady rise can be documented by the South Carolina Teacher Salary Schedule below:

Average Salary Percent Change
Rank 2009 Rank 2008 Rank 2007 2008 to 2009 2007 to 2008 2007 to 2009
South Carolina 32 $46,306.67 30 $45,425.00 32 $43,456.67 1.94% 4.53% 6.56%

Read our article on becoming a teacher in South Carolina if you are interested in teaching in South Carolina.

Financial Data for South Carolina

State Spending on Teachers

  • Salary expenditure on all teachers (including home schoolers, special education, non-certified teachers): $2,612,886,311
  • Benefits expenditures for teachers: $760,645,250
  • Instructional expenditures for teaching supplies: $161,825,949
  • Total current instructional expenditures per student (teacher salary and curriculum): $5,772
  • Total current expenditures per student: $11,045

Revenue Per Student From Various Sources

  • State revenue per student: $5,545
  • Federal revenue per student: $1,005

State Sources of Revenue for Schools

  • Revenue by state property tax: $1,511,081,283
  • Revenue by local government property tax: $792,441,363
  • Federal grants direct to local districts: $4,357,684
  • Federal grants through state: $656,612,359

South Carolina School Districts

School District Full Time Teachers Student to Teacher Ratio Contact Information
Abbeville 60 254 13 to 1
400 Greenville St
Abbeville, SC 29620
864-366-5427
Aiken 01 1,553 16 to 1
1000 Brookhaven Dr
Aiken, SC 29803
803-641-2431
Allendale 01 92 17 to 1
3249 Allendale-fairfax Hwy
Allendale, SC 29810
803-584-4603
Anderson 01 517 18 to 1
801 North Hamilton St
Williamston, SC 29697
864-847-7344
Anderson 02 215 18 to 1
10990 Belton Honea-path Hwy
Honea Path, SC 29654
864-369-7364
Anderson 03 166 16 to 1
335 West Front St
Iva, SC 29655
864-348-6196
Anderson 04 204 14 to 1
315 East Queen St
Pendleton, SC 29670
864-646-8000
Anderson 05 823 15 to 1
400 Pearman Dairy Rd
Anderson, SC 29625
864-260-5042
Bamberg 01 109 14 to 1
3830 Faust St
Bamberg, SC 29003
803-245-3053
Bamberg 02 63 14 to 1
62 Holly Ave
Denmark, SC 29042
803-793-3346
Barnwell 19 50 17 to 1
Box 185
Blackville, SC 29817
803-284-5605
Barnwell 29 69 14 to 1
12255 Main St
Williston, SC 29853
803-266-7878
Barnwell 45 180 14 to 1
660 Hagood Ave
Barnwell, SC 29812
803-541-1300
Beaufort 01 1,366 14 to 1
1300 King St
Beaufort, SC 29901
843-322-2409
Berkeley 01 1,781 16 to 1
229 Main St
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
843-899-8601
Calhoun 01 120 14 to 1
203 Richland Ave
Saint Matthews, SC 29135
803-655-7310
Charleston 01 3,211 13 to 1
75 Calhoun St
Charleston, SC 29401
843-937-6319
Cherokee 01 631 15 to 1
Box 460
Gaffney, SC 29342
864-902-3542
Chester 01 422 14 to 1
109 Hinton St
Chester, SC 29706
803-581-9502
Chesterfield 01 521 15 to 1
401 West Blvd
Chesterfield, SC 29709
843-623-2175
Clarendon 01 62 15 to 1
Box 38
Summerton, SC 29148
803-485-2325
Clarendon 02 185 17 to 1
15 Major Dr
Manning, SC 29102
803-435-4435
Clarendon 03 86 15 to 1
Drawer 270
Turbeville, SC 29162
843-659-2188
Colleton 01 386 16 to 1
213 Jefferies Blvd
Walterboro, SC 29488
843-549-5715
Darlington 01 739 15 to 1
1 Public Square Room 304
Darlington, SC 29540
843-398-2267
Deaf & Blind School 84 4 to 1
355 Cedar Springs Rd
Spartanburg, SC 29302
864-577-7600
Department Of Correction N04 48 not available
4444 Brd River Rd
Columbia, SC 29212
803-896-8526
Departmentt Of Juvenile Justice 80 14 to 1
4900 Brd River Rd
Columbia, SC 29212
803-896-9110
Dillon 01 53 16 to 1
Box 644
Lake View, SC 29563
843-759-3001
Dillon 02 198 18 to 1
405 West Washington St
Dillon, SC 29536
843-774-1200
Dillon 03 103 16 to 1
205 King St
Latta, SC 29565
843-752-7101
Dorchester 02 1,346 16 to 1
102 Greenwave Blvd
Summerville, SC 29483
843-873-2901
Dorchester 04 157 15 to 1
102 Green Wave Blvd
Summerville, SC 29483
843-563-5921
Edgefield 01 295 14 to 1
3 Par Dr
Edgefield, SC 29824
803-275-4601
Fairfield 01 255 13 to 1
Drawer 622
Winnsboro, SC 29180
803-635-4607
Florence 01 1,070 15 to 1
319 South Dargan St
Florence, SC 29506
843-673-1106
Florence 02 80 16 to 1
2121 South Pamplaceico Hwy
Pamplico, SC 29583
843-493-2502
Florence 03 206 18 to 1
Drawer 1389
Lake City, SC 29560
843-374-8652
Florence 04 59 15 to 1
220 North Pinckney St
Timmonsville, SC 29161
843-346-5391
Florence 05 97 16 to 1
156 East Marion St
Johnsonville, SC 29555
843-386-2358
Georgetown 01 694 15 to 1
2018 Church St
Georgetown, SC 29440
843-436-7175
Greenville 01 4,542 16 to 1
Box 2848
Greenville, SC 29602
864-355-3162
Greenwood 50 608 15 to 1
Box 248
Greenwood, SC 29648
864-941-5424
Greenwood 51 83 14 to 1
25 East Main St
Ware Shoals, SC 29692
864-456-7496
Greenwood 52 108 15 to 1
605 Johnston Rd
Ninety Six, SC 29666
864-543-4059
Hampton 01 187 15 to 1
Box 177
Hampton, SC 29924
803-943-4576
Hampton 02 78 15 to 1
Box 1028
Estill, SC 29918
803-625-5010
Horry 01 2,560 15 to 1
1605 Horry St
Conway, SC 29528
843-488-6717
Jasper 01 209 16 to 1
Box 848
Ridgeland, SC 29936
843-717-1110
Kershaw 01 669 16 to 1
1301 Dubose Couroute
Camden, SC 29020
803-432-8416
Lancaster 01 707 17 to 1
300 South Catawba St
Lancaster, SC 29721
803-416-8806
Laurens 55 363 17 to 1
1029 West Main St
Laurens, SC 29360
864-984-8101
Laurens 56 204 16 to 1
211 No. Brd St Suite B
Clinton, SC 29325
864-833-0800
Lee 01 183 14 to 1
521 Park St
Bishopville, SC 29010
803-484-5327
Lexington 01 1,315 17 to 1
100 Tarrar Springs Rd
Lexington, SC 29071
803-951-8363
Lexington 02 529 17 to 1
715 Ninth St
West Columbia, SC 29169
803-739-8399
Lexington 03 147 14 to 1
338 West Columbia Ave
Batesburg, SC 29006
803-532-4423
Lexington 04 190 18 to 1
607 East Fifth St
Swansea, SC 29160
803-568-1000
Lexington 05 1,154 15 to 1
1020 Dutch Fork Rd
Irmo, SC 29003
803-732-8012
Marion 01 159 18 to 1
616 Northside Ave
Marion, SC 29571
843-423-1811
Marion 02 117 17 to 1
514 Mullins St
Nichols, SC 29581
843-464-3700
Marion 07 58 13 to 1
P O Drawer 1439
Rains, SC 29589
843-423-2891
Marlboro 01 314 15 to 1
122 Brd St Box 947
Bennettsville, SC 29512
843-479-4016
Mccormick 01 68 13 to 1
821 North Mine St
Mccormick, SC 29835
864-852-2435
Newberry 01 429 14 to 1
1539 Martin St
Newberry, SC 29108
803-321-2600
Oconee 01 845 13 to 1
414 South Pine St
Walhalla, SC 29691
864-886-4500
Orangeburg 03 230 14 to 1
1654 Camden Rd
Holly Hill, SC 29059
803-496-3288
Orangeburg 04 264 16 to 1
6030 Slab Landing Rd
Cope, SC 29038
803-534-8081
Orangeburg 05 504 14 to 1
578 Ellis Ave
Orangeburg, SC 29115
803-533-7930
Pickens 01 1,153 14 to 1
1348 Griffin Mill Rd
Easley, SC 29640
864-855-8150
Richland 01 1,688 14 to 1
1616 Richland St
Columbia, SC 29201
803-231-7500
Richland 02 1,695 15 to 1
6831 Brookfield Rd
Columbia, SC 29206
803-738-3236
Saluda 01 144 15 to 1
404 North Wise Rd
Saluda, SC 29138
864-445-8441
South Carolina Public Charter School District 65 38 to 1
3710 Landmark Dr Suite 203
Columbia, SC 29204
803-734-8322
Spartanburg 01 367 14 to 1
121 Wheeler St
Campobello, SC 29322
864-472-2846
Spartanburg 02 477 21 to 1
4606 Parris Bridge Rd
Spartanburg, SC 29316
864-578-0128
Spartanburg 03 196 16 to 1
3535 Clifton Glendale Rd
Glendale, SC 29346
864-579-8000
Spartanburg 04 174 18 to 1
118 Mcedco Rd
Woodruff, SC 29388
864-476-3186
Spartanburg 05 494 15 to 1
100 North Danzler Rd
Duncan, SC 29334
864-949-2350
Spartanburg 06 692 15 to 1
1390 Cavalier Way
Roebuck, SC 29376
864-576-4212
Spartanburg 07 599 13 to 1
610 Dupre Dr
Spartanburg, SC 29304
864-594-4405
Sumter 02 514 17 to 1
1345 Wilson Hall Rd
Sumter, SC 29150
803-469-6900
Sumter 17 505 17 to 1
1109 North Pike West
Sumter, SC 29151
803-469-8536
Union 01 327 14 to 1
130 West Main St
Union, SC 29379
864-429-1740
Williamsburg 01 308 18 to 1
423 School St
Kingstree, SC 29556
843-355-5571
York 01 344 15 to 1
1475 East Liberty St
Yorkville, SC 29745
803-684-9916
York 02 398 16 to 1
604 Bethel St
Clover, SC 29710
803-222-7191
York 03 1,074 17 to 1
P O Drawer 10072
Rock Hill, SC 29731
803-981-1000
York 04 652 15 to 1
120 East Elliott St
Fort Mill, SC 29715
803-548-8211