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 $11.37 $23.31 $27.29 $33.94 $18.10 $21.65 $24.22 $27.19 $24.95 $9.04 $12.80 $14.98 $17.37
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 $6,846 $9,976 $13,107 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,846 $9,976 $13,107
Medical $2,165 $6,969 $6,625 $6,707 $5,634 $6,625 $6,707 $6,426 $5,634 $6,625 $6,707 $6,426
Housing $7,104 $9,096 $9,096 $12,888 $7,140 $9,096 $9,096 $12,888 $7,104 $9,096 $9,096 $12,888
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 $19,710 $40,443 $47,345 $58,908 $31,383 $37,557 $42,019 $47,192 $31,347 $44,403 $51,995 $60,299
Annual taxes $3,937 $8,048 $9,411 $11,677 $6,274 $7,478 $8,360 $9,363 $6,269 $8,830 $10,330 $11,952
Required annual income before taxes $23,647 $48,492 $56,756 $70,586 $37,657 $45,035 $50,379 $56,556 $51,891 $37,616 $53,233 $62,325 $72,251

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $97,553
Business & Financial Operations $59,501
Computer & Mathematical $64,274
Architecture & Engineering $68,677
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,108
Community & Social Service $46,272
Legal $71,990
Education, Training, & Library $51,816
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,264
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,112
Healthcare Support $26,099
Protective Service $47,033
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,525
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,640
Personal Care & Service $20,759
Sales & Related $23,815
Office & Administrative Support $31,396
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,804
Construction & Extraction $37,764
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,717
Production $38,032
Transportation & Material Moving $27,847