Living Wage Calculation for Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, 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 $12.74 $23.93 $26.75 $33.32 $19.80 $23.01 $26.03 $28.94 $16.83 $9.70 $12.84 $14.94 $16.98
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 $10,240 $12,658 $12,658 $16,584 $10,975 $12,658 $12,658 $16,584 $10,240 $12,658 $12,658 $16,584
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 $22,488 $41,703 $46,544 $57,883 $34,608 $40,119 $45,321 $50,352 $33,873 $44,712 $51,940 $58,997
Annual taxes $4,014 $8,075 $9,093 $11,427 $6,584 $7,738 $8,832 $9,837 $6,481 $8,706 $10,227 $11,659
Required annual income before taxes $26,503 $49,778 $55,637 $69,310 $41,192 $47,857 $54,153 $60,188 $52,518 $40,355 $53,419 $62,167 $70,656

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $80,063
Business & Financial Operations $56,047
Computer & Mathematical $68,644
Architecture & Engineering $61,500
Life, Physical, & Social Science $66,041
Community & Social Service $42,169
Legal $60,291
Education, Training, & Library $46,586
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,165
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,163
Healthcare Support $26,394
Protective Service $38,048
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,018
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,903
Personal Care & Service $23,165
Sales & Related $24,252
Office & Administrative Support $31,047
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,958
Construction & Extraction $37,003
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,222
Production $32,103
Transportation & Material Moving $28,044