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Kindergarten Teachers in South Carolina

Is South Carolina a good place for you to work as a Kindergarten Teacher?

9.7% Jobs Projection
$51,480 Median Salary
270 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Kindergarten Teachers in South Carolina is growing faster than average.

  • Kindergarten Teachers in South Carolina earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Kindergarten Teachers Work in South Carolina?

In 2018, there were 2,120 Kindergarten Teachers working in the state.

There were 2,360 Kindergarten Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 240 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Kindergarten Teachers in SC Employment Trend

The typical state has 1,500 Kindergarten Teachers working in it, which means South Carolina has more Kindergarten Teachers than average.

Kindergarten Teachers in SC vs. the Average State

Job Projections for South Carolina

Jobs for Kindergarten Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 9.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.0%.

Job Projections for Kindergarten Teachers: Nation vs. SC

South Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 270 annual Kindergarten Teachers job openings in South Carolina, and 2,720 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 16,700 annual jobs and 166,700 total jobs in 2026.

What do Kindergarten Teachers Make in South Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Kindergarten Teachers ranged from $34,610 to $75,050 with $51,480 being the median annual salary.

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

Kindergarten Teachers Earnings: SC vs. National Average

Top South Carolina Metros for Kindergarten Teachers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Kindergarten Teachers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 840 $47,580
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 410 $49,610
Columbia, SC 360 $48,470
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 270 $62,550
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 230 $47,240
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 130 $68,170
Florence, SC 110 $44,930
Spartanburg, SC 100 $58,160
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 90 $64,260

Top States for Kindergarten Teachers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Kindergarten Teachers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 15,050 $55,930
California 11,580 $67,670
Florida 10,680 $49,680
Washington 7,870 $63,350
New York 6,120 $73,430
New Jersey 5,120 $63,640
Georgia 4,720 $53,730
Illinois 4,630 $54,270
Virginia 4,010 $60,540
Colorado 3,630 $47,750
Tennessee 3,460 $48,410
Minnesota 3,440 $58,140
Pennsylvania 3,350 $60,220
North Carolina 3,320 $45,810
Arizona 3,040 $43,520
Massachusetts 3,020 $72,990
Ohio 2,890 $58,500
Maryland 2,610 $64,460
Kentucky 2,500 $54,630
South Carolina 2,120 $51,480

Below are the states where Kindergarten Teachers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Connecticut $77,420
New York $73,430
Massachusetts $72,990
Oregon $71,500
Rhode Island $68,750
California $67,670
Maryland $64,460
New Jersey $63,640
Washington $63,350
Alaska $62,140

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Occupation SC Employment Total
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 5,940


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