Living Wage Calculation for Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, 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 $10.70 $21.88 $24.70 $30.74 $17.86 $20.96 $23.99 $26.35 $15.47 $8.68 $11.82 $13.92 $15.69
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 $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 $6,521 $8,919 $8,919 $11,864 $7,431 $8,919 $8,919 $11,864 $6,521 $8,919 $8,919 $11,864
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 $18,769 $37,964 $42,806 $53,163 $31,065 $36,381 $41,582 $45,632 $30,154 $40,974 $48,201 $54,277
Annual taxes $3,496 $7,553 $8,571 $10,769 $6,089 $7,216 $8,310 $9,178 $5,962 $8,185 $9,706 $11,001
Required annual income before taxes $22,265 $45,517 $51,377 $63,932 $37,154 $43,597 $49,892 $54,810 $48,258 $36,117 $49,158 $57,907 $65,278

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $86,059
Business & Financial Operations $56,888
Computer & Mathematical $64,473
Architecture & Engineering $75,512
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,132
Community & Social Service $38,796
Legal $66,697
Education, Training, & Library $47,765
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,768
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,681
Healthcare Support $25,779
Protective Service $34,225
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,178
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,484
Personal Care & Service $19,793
Sales & Related $24,846
Office & Administrative Support $32,042
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,466
Construction & Extraction $36,029
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,759
Production $32,923
Transportation & Material Moving $28,936