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 $10.64 $21.66 $24.48 $30.22 $17.47 $20.74 $23.77 $25.83 $15.32 $8.65 $11.71 $13.81 $15.43
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 $2,986 $4,394 $6,613 $8,777 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702
Child Care $0 $4,593 $6,619 $8,645 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,593 $6,619 $8,645
Medical $2,371 $7,010 $6,729 $6,787 $5,112 $6,729 $6,787 $6,456 $5,112 $6,729 $6,787 $6,456
Housing $6,402 $8,515 $8,515 $10,913 $6,710 $8,515 $8,515 $10,913 $6,402 $8,515 $8,515 $10,913
Transportation $4,236 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989
Other $2,656 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620
Required annual income after taxes $18,650 $37,560 $42,402 $52,211 $30,343 $35,977 $41,179 $44,680 $30,035 $40,570 $47,798 $53,325
Annual taxes $3,479 $7,497 $8,515 $10,636 $5,989 $7,160 $8,254 $9,045 $5,946 $8,128 $9,649 $10,868
Required annual income before taxes $22,130 $45,057 $50,917 $62,847 $36,332 $43,137 $49,432 $53,725 $47,798 $35,981 $48,698 $57,447 $64,193

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,146
Business & Financial Operations $48,841
Computer & Mathematical $58,353
Architecture & Engineering $76,978
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,091
Community & Social Service $32,441
Legal $44,834
Education, Training, & Library $43,686
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,259
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,348
Healthcare Support $22,499
Protective Service $31,232
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,737
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,639
Personal Care & Service $19,424
Sales & Related $23,411
Office & Administrative Support $30,176
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,136
Construction & Extraction $34,522
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,725
Production $33,846
Transportation & Material Moving $26,568