South Carolina General Schedule Payscales
Federal employees in South Carolina are paid an adjusted base salary based on which of the two General Schedule localities that cover South Carolina in which they work. Localities that cover parts of South Carolina include Charlotte and Rest of U.S..
This table lists all of the major cities and military installations within South Carolina where Federal employees work. Each city lists the GS Locality in which it is located, and the current Locality Adjustment applicable to that locality. Click on any city or locality to see the adjusted pay tables for that region.
|City / Base||Locality Type||Federal Employee Count †||GS Locality Name||Locality Adjustment|
|Columbia||Civilian||2,015||Rest of U.S.||15.67%|
|Charleston||Civilian||1,823||Rest of U.S.||15.67%|
|North Charleston||Civilian||109||Rest of U.S.||15.67%|
|Shaw Air Force Base||Air Force||62||Rest of U.S.||15.67%|
|Joint Base Charleston||Air Force||23||Rest of U.S.||15.67%|
|Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort||Marines||37||Rest of U.S.||15.67%|
|Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island||Marines||Unknown||Rest of U.S.||15.67%|
† Employee count includes only Non-DoD Employees in the GS Pay Scale. However, these rates apply to all General Schedule (GS) employees, including those in the Department of Defense (DoD).
South Carolina Federal Employment Statistics
This section provides statistics on Federal government employees in South Carolina, including most common occupations, agencies with the most local employees, and the average paygrade and salary rates of general schedule employees in the area. All data in this section is derived from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM)'s most recent available listings of federal employees in South Carolina.
Common Occupations in South Carolina
|Occupation||Number Employed||Avg. Salary||Avg. Bonus|
|Medical Support Assistance||400||$38,626.00||$13.00|
|Veterans Claims Examining||302||$68,860.00||$98.00|
|Passport And Visa Examining||217||$68,284.00||$26.00|
|General Legal And Kindred Administration||137||$53,555.00||$101.00|
|Financial Administration And Program||125||$89,600.00||$384.00|
This table lists the top six occupations held by the approximately 1,281 federal employees working in South Carolina, South Carolina, as well as average yearly compensation for South Carolina based federal employees of that occupation.
Federal Agencies in South Carolina
|Agency||South Carolina Employees||Avg. Salary||Avg. Bonus|
|Veterans Health Administration||500||$50,684.00||$10.00|
|Veterans Benefits Administration||439||$61,208.00||$100.00|
|Department Of State||342||$78,942.00||$205.00|
There are three Federal agencies with a significant workforce in South Carolina. General Schedule employees at all of the agencies listed below will be paid according to the locality-adjusted GS payscale listed on this page.
There are approximately 1,281 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within South Carolina. The average federal employee in South Carolina earns $61,764 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $91.
Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in South Carolina is Medical Support Assistance. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in South Carolina is the Veterans Health Administration, which has total of 500 employees in the area.
The bar graph to the left shows the distribution of employees in South Carolina by paygrade, from GS-1 to GS-15. To learn more about how paygrades are determined and how they affect a federal employee's salary, see how to calculate GS Pay.