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 $11.89 $22.14 $26.30 $31.99 $18.48 $22.93 $25.43 $28.15 $12.66 $9.13 $12.66 $14.46 $16.37
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 $4,124 $6,006 $7,888 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,124 $6,006 $7,888
Medical $2,104 $6,566 $6,280 $6,440 $5,020 $6,280 $6,440 $6,298 $5,020 $6,280 $6,440 $6,298
Housing $9,092 $11,081 $11,081 $14,526 $9,504 $11,081 $11,081 $14,526 $9,092 $11,081 $11,081 $14,526
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 $21,038 $38,652 $45,832 $55,657 $32,359 $40,025 $44,329 $49,048 $31,947 $44,149 $50,335 $56,936
Annual taxes $3,702 $7,388 $8,878 $10,879 $6,082 $7,673 $8,566 $9,508 $6,025 $8,528 $9,812 $11,144
Required annual income before taxes $24,740 $46,041 $54,710 $66,536 $38,441 $47,698 $52,895 $58,557 $52,677 $37,972 $52,677 $60,147 $68,081

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $76,830
Business & Financial Operations $53,070
Computer & Mathematical $63,240
Architecture & Engineering $58,840
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,570
Community & Social Service $38,510
Legal $51,330
Education, Training, & Library $44,930
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,840
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,440
Healthcare Support $23,570
Protective Service $36,560
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,270
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,400
Personal Care & Service $22,630
Sales & Related $23,680
Office & Administrative Support $30,510
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,980
Construction & Extraction $35,560
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $36,740
Production $31,420
Transportation & Material Moving $27,140