Updated on Feb. 19, 2019
This databases contains the names, positions and salaries of state government employees making $50,000 or more a year in base salary, which is publicly available on the S.C. Department of Administration’s website
Note that some employees, such as university coaches and administrators, may receive a substantially higher amount beyond the state salary listed here because of contributions from private foundations, sporting goods promotional contracts and other sources.
Generally, salaries of employees earning less than $50,000 a year are available in $4,000 ranges directly from the agency of interest.
Why do we publish this data? A majority of agencies, commissions and other entities contained in this database pay employees through state or local appropriations. Some receive no tax money and operate by generating their own revenue. They are included here because they were established to serve the public interest, were started with public money and their payrolls are part of the public record.
Search tips: To search by name, type in all or part of a name. (Example: “presley” or “pres” or “elvis”.) You can also limit your search by agency using the menu. Results are returned by last name, descending.
Note that results are returned in 1000-record increments but all records matching your search terms will be available. To reduce the number of results pages, keep your search parameters specific (for example, limit results to certain agencies or, for large agencies, to both agency and name).
How old is the data and where does it come from? The S.C. Department of Administration publicly posts salary information on their website regularly. The data set posted above was released Feb. 4, 2019.