2017 Compensation Survey results ready to view

Results from the 2017 Compensation Survey are now available on the Municipal Association’s website.

Since 2006, the Municipal Association has conducted an online compensation survey. The data from participating municipalities is compiled into a searchable database available on the Association’s website.

This year, 70 percent of South Carolina’s 270 municipalities completed the Compensation Survey, and the final 2017 report can be downloaded in its entirety in a PDF format. Users can also generate reports based on specific search criteria including population range, specific positions or the town’s annual payroll budget. The data can then be exported to an Excel spreadsheet or printed directly from the website.

Survey participation is not mandatory. However, the Association encourages all cities and towns to complete the survey so the final report is as comprehensive as possible.

For more information about the compensation survey, contact Sara Johnson at or 803.933.1240.