Living Wage Calculation for Florence, SC

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 $10.15 $20.30 $24.47 $29.52 $16.62 $21.10 $23.60 $25.68 $11.75 $8.26 $11.75 $13.54 $15.13
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $4.00 $5.00 $6.00
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 $2,983 $4,516 $6,722 $8,882 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799
Child Care $0 $4,124 $6,006 $7,888 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,124 $6,006 $7,888
Medical $2,104 $6,566 $6,280 $6,440 $5,020 $6,280 $6,440 $6,298 $5,020 $6,280 $6,440 $6,298
Housing $5,907 $7,729 $7,729 $10,014 $6,093 $7,729 $7,729 $10,014 $5,907 $7,729 $7,729 $10,014
Transportation $4,401 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951
Other $2,458 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474
Required annual income after taxes $17,853 $35,301 $42,480 $51,144 $28,948 $36,673 $40,977 $44,536 $28,762 $40,797 $46,983 $52,424
Annual taxes $3,264 $6,928 $8,417 $10,259 $5,613 $7,213 $8,105 $8,888 $5,588 $8,068 $9,351 $10,524
Required annual income before taxes $21,118 $42,228 $50,897 $61,403 $34,562 $43,885 $49,083 $53,424 $48,865 $34,350 $48,865 $56,334 $62,948

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,560
Business & Financial Operations $45,920
Computer & Mathematical $55,410
Architecture & Engineering $70,170
Life, Physical, & Social Science $66,050
Community & Social Service $30,650
Legal $45,940
Education, Training, & Library $39,580
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,770
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,120
Healthcare Support $21,560
Protective Service $29,150
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,130
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $18,690
Personal Care & Service $18,710
Sales & Related $21,940
Office & Administrative Support $28,600
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,760
Construction & Extraction $31,670
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $36,820
Production $34,440
Transportation & Material Moving $25,090