Living Wage Calculation for Greenville, NC

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 $11.25 $23.36 $26.77 $33.90 $18.17 $21.17 $24.17 $27.03 $16.30 $9.07 $12.55 $14.94 $17.27
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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 $6,804 $9,915 $13,026 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,804 $9,915 $13,026
Medical $2,195 $6,831 $6,550 $6,607 $5,501 $6,550 $6,607 $6,277 $5,501 $6,550 $6,607 $6,277
Housing $7,464 $9,480 $9,480 $13,380 $7,512 $9,480 $9,480 $13,380 $7,464 $9,480 $9,480 $13,380
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 $19,536 $40,557 $46,483 $58,880 $31,535 $36,762 $41,964 $46,968 $31,487 $43,566 $51,879 $59,994
Annual taxes $3,860 $8,036 $9,207 $11,627 $6,268 $7,281 $8,309 $9,265 $6,262 $8,629 $10,274 $11,845
Required annual income before taxes $23,396 $48,592 $55,691 $70,507 $37,803 $44,043 $50,273 $56,232 $50,862 $37,749 $52,196 $62,153 $71,839

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $97,375
Business & Financial Operations $60,219
Computer & Mathematical $60,455
Architecture & Engineering $68,675
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,757
Community & Social Service $44,085
Legal $59,635
Education, Training, & Library $49,118
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,001
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,251
Healthcare Support $24,703
Protective Service $44,536
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,168
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,319
Personal Care & Service $20,223
Sales & Related $23,227
Office & Administrative Support $30,791
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,862
Construction & Extraction $36,408
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,559
Production $35,106
Transportation & Material Moving $26,927