Take Advantage of the 2020 Compensation Survey Results

​The online compensation survey of the Municipal Association of South Carolina offers an easy way for cities and towns to compare their employees' pay with other cities around the state. Using this tool allows municipal leaders to spend less time researching pay data when they are deciding how to set compensation levels competitively.

The results of the 2020 survey are now available online. Users can utilize search criteria to generate specific reports — for example, municipalities of a particular population range or specific job positions can be searched. The reports can also include the number of full-time employees or the annual payroll of a particular city or town. The website allows users to search for salary ranges, merit raise minimums or maximums, or the range of a cost-of-living adjustment. Users can export all of the compensation survey data into Excel spreadsheets and they can download the entire compensation survey report as a PDF.

Responding to the survey is voluntary for municipalities, but higher response rates increase the usefulness of the data. The Association requests survey participation from cities and towns each year in January and February.

For more information, contact Sara Whitaker at or 803.933.1240.