Living Wage Calculation for Newberry County, South Carolina

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual must earn to support their family, if they are the sole provider and are working full-time (2080 hours per year). All values are per adult in a family unless otherwise noted. The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. The poverty rate is typically quoted as gross annual income. We have converted it to an hourly wage for the sake of comparison.

For further detail, please reference the technical documentation here.

Hourly Wages 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $10.80 $21.77 $25.15 $30.64 $17.40 $21.38 $23.98 $26.39 $23.63 $8.70 $12.03 $13.93 $15.73
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
Minimum Wage $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

*Documentation for families with an adult working part-time is available separately, here.

Typical Expenses

These figures show the individual expenses that went into the living wage estimate. Their values vary by family size, composition, and the current location.

Annual Expenses 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $2,994 $4,413 $6,644 $8,812 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741
Child Care $0 $4,621 $6,660 $8,699 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,621 $6,660 $8,699
Medical $2,342 $7,149 $6,805 $6,887 $5,243 $6,805 $6,887 $6,606 $5,243 $6,805 $6,887 $6,606
Housing $6,120 $8,436 $8,436 $11,172 $6,348 $8,436 $8,436 $11,172 $6,348 $8,436 $8,436 $11,172
Transportation $4,623 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329
Other $2,824 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808
Required annual income after taxes $18,903 $37,738 $43,549 $52,964 $30,200 $37,077 $41,539 $45,656 $30,200 $41,698 $48,199 $54,355
Annual taxes $3,565 $7,537 $8,755 $10,770 $5,991 $7,399 $8,334 $9,239 $5,991 $8,367 $9,729 $11,062
Required annual income before taxes $22,468 $45,276 $52,303 $63,735 $36,191 $44,476 $49,873 $54,896 $49,159 $36,191 $50,065 $57,928 $65,417

Typical Annual Salaries

These are the typical annual salaries for various professions in this location.

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,282
Business & Financial Operations $58,421
Computer & Mathematical $70,158
Architecture & Engineering $75,724
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,254
Community & Social Service $39,894
Legal $56,363
Education, Training, & Library $47,074
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,846
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,316
Healthcare Support $26,150
Protective Service $35,686
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,566
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,632
Personal Care & Service $20,430
Sales & Related $24,216
Office & Administrative Support $32,394
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,981
Construction & Extraction $37,600
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,869
Production $35,748
Transportation & Material Moving $29,432