Living Wage Calculation for Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, 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 $11.92 $22.79 $25.61 $31.86 $18.77 $21.86 $24.89 $27.48 $16.07 $9.29 $12.27 $14.37 $16.26
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 $8,731 $10,570 $10,570 $13,921 $9,085 $10,570 $10,570 $13,921 $8,731 $10,570 $10,570 $13,921
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 $20,979 $39,615 $44,457 $55,220 $32,719 $38,032 $43,233 $47,688 $32,364 $42,625 $49,852 $56,333
Annual taxes $3,804 $7,784 $8,802 $11,056 $6,320 $7,447 $8,540 $9,465 $6,271 $8,415 $9,936 $11,288
Required annual income before taxes $24,783 $47,399 $53,259 $66,275 $39,039 $45,478 $51,774 $57,153 $50,139 $38,635 $51,040 $59,789 $67,621

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $71,935
Business & Financial Operations $54,940
Computer & Mathematical $55,934
Architecture & Engineering $66,656
Life, Physical, & Social Science $0
Community & Social Service $39,657
Legal $44,208
Education, Training, & Library $49,210
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $31,088
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,857
Healthcare Support $24,385
Protective Service $34,502
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,424
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,459
Personal Care & Service $19,936
Sales & Related $22,929
Office & Administrative Support $28,721
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $34,440
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $34,942
Production $28,249
Transportation & Material Moving $27,409