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 $11.26 $21.36 $25.53 $30.91 $17.67 $22.15 $24.65 $27.07 $12.27 $8.81 $12.27 $14.07 $15.83
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 $7,923 $9,660 $9,660 $12,555 $8,014 $9,660 $9,660 $12,555 $7,923 $9,660 $9,660 $12,555
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 $19,869 $37,232 $44,411 $53,686 $30,869 $38,604 $42,908 $47,077 $30,779 $42,728 $48,914 $54,965
Annual taxes $3,541 $7,193 $8,682 $10,608 $5,877 $7,478 $8,371 $9,238 $5,865 $8,333 $9,616 $10,874
Required annual income before taxes $23,411 $44,425 $53,094 $64,294 $36,747 $46,082 $51,279 $56,315 $51,061 $36,643 $51,061 $58,530 $65,839

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $71,160
Business & Financial Operations $49,880
Computer & Mathematical $47,360
Architecture & Engineering $59,520
Life, Physical, & Social Science $0
Community & Social Service $37,300
Legal $38,330
Education, Training, & Library $46,920
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $30,780
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $53,540
Healthcare Support $23,440
Protective Service $30,320
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,890
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,320
Personal Care & Service $18,940
Sales & Related $21,250
Office & Administrative Support $27,220
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,620
Construction & Extraction $32,490
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $33,850
Production $26,160
Transportation & Material Moving $25,740