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 $10.78 $21.93 $25.31 $30.93 $17.84 $21.55 $24.14 $26.68 $23.80 $8.63 $12.12 $14.01 $15.87
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 $6,086 $8,740 $8,740 $11,699 $7,155 $8,740 $8,740 $11,699 $6,086 $8,740 $8,740 $11,699
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 $18,868 $38,043 $43,853 $53,492 $31,007 $37,381 $41,844 $46,184 $29,938 $42,002 $48,504 $54,883
Annual taxes $3,561 $7,580 $8,797 $10,844 $6,103 $7,441 $8,376 $9,313 $5,954 $8,409 $9,771 $11,135
Required annual income before taxes $22,429 $45,623 $52,650 $64,335 $37,110 $44,822 $50,220 $55,496 $49,505 $35,892 $50,412 $58,275 $66,018

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,897
Business & Financial Operations $54,779
Computer & Mathematical $57,505
Architecture & Engineering $80,620
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,677
Community & Social Service $42,074
Legal $61,579
Education, Training, & Library $43,669
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,933
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,302
Healthcare Support $26,068
Protective Service $37,034
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,741
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,640
Personal Care & Service $19,741
Sales & Related $24,257
Office & Administrative Support $30,985
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $38,896
Construction & Extraction $36,067
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,122
Production $38,145
Transportation & Material Moving $33,577