Teaching Schools
In Columbia, South Carolina

The city of Columbia has 5 schools where teaching faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of teaching and teaching education in Columbia, which includes teaching training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Teaching
  • Masters degree in Teaching
  • PhD degree in Teaching


Professional Trends

Columbia Vs. South Carolina Teaching Employment

Columbia 9,870
South Carolina 54,630

Exactly 9,870 of the 52,240 teaching professionals employed in South Carolina, work in Columbia. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of teaching professionals in Columbia has grown by 29%. As the number of teaching professionals in Columbia has increased, overall employment in Columbia has also increased.

Columbia Vs. South Carolina Teaching employment growth

53,040 55,950 57,110 55,190 52,240
7,680 9,060 9,660 9,540 9,870
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: South Carolina
  • Dark Yellow: Columbia

Teaching VS. All professions salaries in Columbia

$56,006 $57,381 $59,946 $61,349 $62,276
$35,040 $36,880 $38,180 $39,020 $40,340
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Teaching in Columbia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Columbia

In Columbia, salaries for teaching professionals have increased. In 2010 Columbia teaching professionals earned an average yearly salary of $62,276. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for teaching professionals in Columbia was $56,006 per year. The growth in the salary of teaching professionals in Columbia is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Teaching professionals in Columbia

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Teaching professionals make a median salary of $59,205 per year in Columbia. The 10% of teaching professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $39,209 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $87,701 per year.

Average Salaries for Teaching professionals and related professions in Columbia

Early Childhood Education
Special Education
Elementary Education
Educational Leadership

Teaching professional salaries in Columbia are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Teaching schools in Columbia


There are 5 accredited teaching schools in the city. Many of Columbia's teaching professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Teaching Programs Offered In Columbia


Columbia's teaching schools offer 28 teaching degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Teaching Degrees In Columbia


Approximately 449 students graduated from teaching courses in 2010.

Teaching Faculty Salaries in Columbia, South Carolina

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