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Teacher Salary

The starting salaries vary by school district. In 2022, the South Carolina General Assembly raised the minimum teacher starting salary to $40,000. Teachers earn a higher starting salary with a master’s degree than they do with a bachelor’s degree. Between 2018 and 2023, average teacher salaries in all school districts have risen. In 2023, teachers in Beaufort County School District had the highest average salary at $65,217. Access the link below to find out the teacher salary schedules for all school districts in South Carolina:



Data Notes  
Data Source S.C. Department of Education, School Report Card
Last Updated May 2024