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2023 Compensation Survey Results Now Available

The Municipal Association of SC online compensation survey provides cities and towns an easy way to compare their employee compensation with pay from other municipalities across the state. 

City and town leaders use this tool to save time when researching pay data to help guide decisions on how to set their compensation levels competitively. This reference tool should supplement those situations where a city or town needs to commission a full class and compensation study, and should not be a substitute for a study. 

The results of the 2023 compensation survey are now available online and can be used to generate specific reports. Users can create reports for municipalities of a particular population range or specific job positions. Reports can also include the number of full-time employees or the annual payroll of a particular city or town. Other search functions include salary ranges, merit raise minimums or maximums, or the range of a cost-of-living adjustment. Users can also 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 at the beginning of each calendar year. For more information, contact Sara Whitaker at or 803.933.1240.