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Electrical Engineers in South Carolina

Is South Carolina a good place for you to work as an Electrical Engineer?

12.5% Jobs Projection
$87,070 Median Salary
160 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Electrical Engineers in South Carolina is growing faster than average.

  • Electrical Engineers in South Carolina earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Electrical Engineers Work in South Carolina?

In South Carolina, there were 2,430 people working as Electrical Engineers in the year 2018.

There were 2,350 Electrical Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 80 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Electrical Engineers in SC Employment Trend

The amount of Electrical Engineers working in the state is similar to the average state.

Electrical Engineers in SC vs. the Average State

Job Projections for South Carolina

Jobs for Electrical Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 12.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.6%.

Job Projections for Electrical Engineers: Nation vs. SC

South Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 160 annual job openings, and 2,340 total jobs in 2026 for Electrical Engineers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 13,900 annual jobs and 204,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Electrical Engineers Make in South Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Electrical Engineers ranged from $56,070 to $128,860 with $87,070 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $26.96 to $61.95. The median hourly rate was $41.86.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $40.42 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.44.

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

Electrical Engineers Earnings: SC vs. National Average

Top South Carolina Metros for Electrical Engineers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Electrical Engineers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,560 $101,000
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 900 $81,890
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 530 $83,830
Columbia, SC 390 $92,060
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 350 $92,020
Spartanburg, SC 110 $76,770
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 110 $82,430
Florence, SC 80 $89,740

Top States for Electrical Engineers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Electrical Engineers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 26,570 $110,190
Texas 14,680 $99,670
New York 10,500 $99,410
Michigan 9,190 $88,930
Pennsylvania 8,870 $91,710
Massachusetts 7,520 $113,270
Virginia 6,880 $104,310
Ohio 6,760 $83,790
Florida 5,940 $90,660
Washington 5,650 $111,730
North Carolina 5,090 $91,680
Illinois 4,860 $92,570
Arizona 4,840 $102,790
Maryland 4,760 $105,680
Alabama 4,540 $94,320
Georgia 4,330 $84,740
Wisconsin 3,920 $82,680
Minnesota 3,910 $95,380
Missouri 3,680 $91,960
New Jersey 3,590 $108,470

Below are the states where Electrical Engineers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $115,560
Massachusetts $113,270
New Mexico $111,910
Washington $111,730
Alaska $111,100
California $110,190
New Jersey $108,470
Maryland $105,680
Delaware $105,430
Rhode Island $105,400

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation SC Employment Total
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 1,520


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