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Fire Science Schools In South Carolina

In South Carolina, there are 2 accredited schools where fire science classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in fire science in the state of South Carolina, which encompasses fire science training at the following levels:


  1. Greenville Technical College

    620 S Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville, South Carolina 29607-2418

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Horry-Georgetown Technical College

    2050 Highway 501 East, Conway, South Carolina 29526

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

South Carolina Vs. National Fire Science Employment

South Carolina 2,390
National 154,160

Of all of the fire science professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of South Carolina.

Employment Growth for Fire science professionals In South Carolina

2,180 2,190 2,330 2,250 2,390
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In South Carolina, fire science is a growing field. In 2010 there were 210 more fire science professionals working in South Carolina than there were in 2006. Thus, in South Carolina, this field has grown by 10% in four years. This is faster than the trend for fire science professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of fire science professionals has grown by 8% between 2006 and 2010.

Fire Science VS. All Professions salaries in South Carolina

$46,325 $47,265 $48,138 $47,660 $49,628
$39,422 $41,728 $43,045 $43,558 $44,811
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fire Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In South Carolina, as the number of fire science professionals is growing, the salaries earned by fire science professionals are increasing. In 2006 fire science professionals made a mean salary of $46,325 per year, and in 2010 they made $49,628 per year.

Salary percentiles for Fire science professionals in South Carolina

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This represents a 7% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of South Carolina, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of fire science. The pay differential between the highest paid fire science professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 140%

Average Salaries for Fire science professionals and related professions in South Carolina

Construction Management
Criminal Justice
Fire Science
Public Administration

In South Carolina, fire science professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Fire Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in South Carolina


As the number of fire science professionals is increasing in South Carolina state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited fire science schools in South Carolina state is also increasing. In 2006, 2 students graduated from fire science courses in South Carolina. And in 2010, 17 students graduated.

This represents a 750% increase in the number of fire science degree or certificate school graduates in South Carolina state. Most of these graduates, or 67%, earned an undergraduate certificate in fire science.

Fire Science Faculty Salaries in South Carolina

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We are now in the process of collecting data for the number of fire science faculty in South Carolina, growth in the field of fire science academia and fire science faculty salaries in South Carolina. If you are involved in teaching fire science courses to students at the certificate in fire science, and associates degree in fire science levels, please anonymously submit your information in the field below. By doing so, you will be helping us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future fire science faculty in South Carolina. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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