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 $12.84 $23.91 $27.29 $33.42 $19.81 $23.52 $26.12 $29.17 $25.78 $9.66 $13.11 $15.00 $17.12
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 $4,621 $6,660 $8,699 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,621 $6,660 $8,699
Medical $2,342 $7,149 $6,805 $6,887 $5,243 $6,805 $6,887 $6,606 $5,243 $6,805 $6,887 $6,606
Housing $9,843 $12,344 $12,344 $16,247 $10,753 $12,344 $12,344 $16,247 $9,843 $12,344 $12,344 $16,247
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 $22,625 $41,646 $47,456 $58,039 $34,605 $40,984 $45,447 $50,731 $33,695 $45,605 $52,107 $59,430
Annual taxes $4,085 $8,083 $9,300 $11,478 $6,605 $7,944 $8,879 $9,947 $6,478 $8,912 $10,274 $11,770
Required annual income before taxes $26,710 $49,729 $56,756 $69,517 $41,210 $48,928 $54,326 $60,678 $53,612 $40,173 $54,517 $62,381 $71,200

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $83,449
Business & Financial Operations $59,511
Computer & Mathematical $70,899
Architecture & Engineering $64,675
Life, Physical, & Social Science $68,142
Community & Social Service $44,801
Legal $52,259
Education, Training, & Library $59,172
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,786
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,437
Healthcare Support $29,740
Protective Service $39,636
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,142
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,150
Personal Care & Service $22,601
Sales & Related $24,751
Office & Administrative Support $31,911
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,258
Construction & Extraction $37,641
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,896
Production $31,438
Transportation & Material Moving $28,825