Governor Henry McMaster requested that the South Carolina Department of Administration’s Division of State Human Resources (DSHR) undertake a complete compensation analysis of all law enforcement positions in the state. DSHR was asked to evaluate the current compensation package for officers at all state agencies (excluding institutions of higher learning) and to conduct market studies to determine the competitiveness of those compensation packages. Governor McMaster requested that DSHR provide recommendations to the General Assembly and his office for changes, as appropriate, to the compensation packages for all positions in the law enforcement classifications in state agencies. The goal of these recommendations is to increase the competitiveness of law enforcement salaries in state government while promoting consistency and equity between state agencies. View the Law Enforcement Compensation Analysis completed by DSHR.
Pursuant to the request of Governor McMaster, Admin’s compensation study and report focused on law enforcement officers. The research completed for the study, however, supported a need to simultaneously address the compensation of correctional officers at the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) and juvenile correctional officers at the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). In particular, the increasing salaries in the private sector supported a need to immediately address the compensation of correctional and juvenile correctional officers to increase the competitiveness of the positions. View the SCDC compensation document. View the DJJ compensation document.