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 $10.87 $21.91 $27.12 $33.87 $17.12 $21.60 $24.07 $26.81 $12.53 $8.55 $12.53 $14.85 $17.30
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 $6,035 $9,808 $13,580 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,035 $9,808 $13,580
Medical $2,128 $6,283 $5,996 $6,157 $4,928 $5,996 $6,157 $6,015 $4,928 $5,996 $6,157 $6,015
Housing $6,948 $8,904 $8,904 $12,408 $6,996 $8,904 $8,904 $12,408 $6,948 $8,904 $8,904 $12,408
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 $18,917 $38,104 $47,174 $58,947 $29,760 $37,565 $41,869 $46,647 $29,712 $43,600 $51,677 $60,227
Annual taxes $3,696 $7,461 $9,229 $11,508 $5,850 $7,356 $8,195 $9,111 $5,843 $8,532 $10,107 $11,758
Required annual income before taxes $22,614 $45,565 $56,403 $70,455 $35,610 $44,921 $50,064 $55,758 $52,132 $35,555 $52,132 $61,784 $71,984

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $92,580
Business & Financial Operations $56,690
Computer & Mathematical $55,730
Architecture & Engineering $63,850
Life, Physical, & Social Science $49,590
Community & Social Service $43,350
Legal $52,380
Education, Training, & Library $46,950
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,830
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,740
Healthcare Support $23,180
Protective Service $40,970
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,250
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,410
Personal Care & Service $19,360
Sales & Related $22,330
Office & Administrative Support $29,410
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $21,540
Construction & Extraction $33,060
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,120
Production $31,240
Transportation & Material Moving $24,730