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Childcare Workers in South Carolina

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6.4% Jobs Projection
$19,570 Median Salary
2,500 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Childcare Workers in South Carolina is growing faster than average.

  • Childcare Workers in South Carolina earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Childcare Workers Work in South Carolina?

There were approximately 6,700 workers employed as Childcare Workers in this state in 2018.

There were 6,860 Childcare Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 160 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 7,890 Childcare Workers working in it, which means South Carolina has fewer Childcare Workers than average.


Job Projections for South Carolina

Jobs for Childcare Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 6.4% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.9%.


South Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 2,500 annual Childcare Workers job openings in South Carolina, and 17,210 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 189,100 annual jobs and 1,300,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Childcare Workers Make in South Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Childcare Workers ranged from $16,620 to $27,760 with $19,570 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $7.99 to $13.35. The median hourly rate was $9.41.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $9.15 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.26.

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


Top South Carolina Metros for Childcare Workers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Childcare Workers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 5,190 $22,830
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 1,700 $19,900
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 970 $19,120
Columbia, SC 850 $19,710
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 830 $18,720
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 480 $21,780
Florence, SC 400 $18,560
Sumter, SC 220 $18,810
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 140 $20,120
Spartanburg, SC 130 $20,960

Top States for Childcare Workers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Childcare Workers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 60,460 $26,360
New York 47,260 $26,780
Texas 46,890 $20,070
Florida 30,070 $21,870
Pennsylvania 25,370 $21,270
North Carolina 18,830 $21,540
Ohio 18,630 $20,820
New Jersey 18,490 $24,470
Michigan 17,510 $22,150
Illinois 17,440 $22,380
Georgia 14,790 $19,660
Virginia 14,410 $22,210
Massachusetts 13,300 $27,680
Missouri 12,930 $21,550
Minnesota 11,830 $24,150
Kentucky 11,340 $19,840
Arizona 10,450 $23,930
Tennessee 9,660 $19,760
Connecticut 9,490 $25,720
Nebraska 9,090 $22,510

Below are the states where Childcare Workers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $30,880
Massachusetts $27,680
Vermont $27,600
Washington $27,270
Alaska $26,930
Colorado $26,880
New York $26,780
California $26,360
Connecticut $25,720
Rhode Island $25,280

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