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Medical Assistant Salaries in South Carolina

The field of medical assisting is growing rapidly throughout the U.S. In South Carolina, the rate of increase is projected to be 2.5% a year in the ten year period ending in 2022 according to the state’s Department of Employment of Workforce. This rate is 2.3 times greater than that for occupations as a whole in the state.

The number of medical assistant jobs that will become available in South Carolina each year is estimated to be 380. More than 59% of these jobs will be due to growth in the medical assisting field. The remaining 155 jobs will be due to the need to replace medical assistants who will leave the workforce.

The median 2013 medical assistant salary in South Carolina was $28,280. Experienced medical assistants made $33,300 a year on average, while those just entering the workforce earned an average of $22,000.

Medical assistant salaries in the workforce regions of South Carolina varied a great deal. The median salary and that of experienced medical assistants was highest in the Trident workforce region. Entry-level salaries were highest in the Upstate and Waccamaw regions:

South Carolina Salary
Entry-level
Experienced
Catawba
$21198
$33753
Greenville
$23620
$31778
Low Country
$21607
$33131
Lower Savannah
$18863
$29033
Midlands
$20695
$31954
Pee Dee
$20651
$30822
Santee-Lynches
$20687
$29695
Trident
$22358
$36923
Upper Savannah
$20746
$30323
Upstate
$24206
$31871
Waccamaw
$22894
$33003
Worklink
$24171
$32111

The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a detailed breakdown of 2013 medical assistant salaries in South Carolina:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Anderson SC
270
29300
Augusta-Richmond County GA-SC
1020
29800
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville SC
2190
32070
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill NC-SC
2470
29580
Columbia SC
1570
28020
Florence SC
290
26750
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley SC
1690
29310
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach SC
350
28470
Spartanburg SC
460
29250
Sumter SC
170
27580
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
400
30420
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
390
28180
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
100
28990
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
190
25820