Living Wage Calculation for Spartanburg, 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 $10.09 $21.57 $24.38 $30.35 $17.53 $20.64 $23.67 $25.97 $15.26 $8.37 $11.66 $13.76 $15.50
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 $5,391 $8,340 $8,340 $11,166 $6,829 $8,340 $8,340 $11,166 $5,391 $8,340 $8,340 $11,166
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 $17,640 $37,385 $42,227 $52,465 $30,463 $35,802 $41,003 $44,933 $29,025 $40,395 $47,622 $53,578
Annual taxes $3,338 $7,473 $8,491 $10,671 $6,006 $7,135 $8,229 $9,081 $5,805 $8,104 $9,625 $10,904
Required annual income before taxes $20,978 $44,858 $50,717 $63,136 $36,468 $42,937 $49,233 $54,014 $47,598 $34,830 $48,499 $57,247 $64,482

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $85,618
Business & Financial Operations $53,198
Computer & Mathematical $59,225
Architecture & Engineering $79,807
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,094
Community & Social Service $39,709
Legal $58,907
Education, Training, & Library $46,525
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,144
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,930
Healthcare Support $25,707
Protective Service $35,516
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,414
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,083
Personal Care & Service $19,270
Sales & Related $24,600
Office & Administrative Support $30,289
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,588
Construction & Extraction $35,978
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,820
Production $36,644
Transportation & Material Moving $32,482