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 $9.67 $20.49 $24.66 $29.93 $16.91 $21.29 $23.79 $26.09 $11.84 $8.02 $11.84 $13.64 $15.34
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 $5,033 $8,076 $8,076 $10,763 $6,627 $8,076 $8,076 $10,763 $5,033 $8,076 $8,076 $10,763
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 $16,979 $35,648 $42,828 $51,893 $29,482 $37,020 $41,325 $45,285 $27,888 $41,144 $47,331 $53,173
Annual taxes $3,144 $6,976 $8,465 $10,362 $5,687 $7,260 $8,153 $8,991 $5,467 $8,116 $9,399 $10,627
Required annual income before taxes $20,123 $42,624 $51,293 $62,255 $35,169 $44,281 $49,478 $54,276 $49,260 $33,355 $49,260 $56,730 $63,800

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $82,420
Business & Financial Operations $53,660
Computer & Mathematical $59,130
Architecture & Engineering $76,220
Life, Physical, & Social Science $54,640
Community & Social Service $40,020
Legal $53,050
Education, Training, & Library $46,250
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,240
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $53,710
Healthcare Support $24,050
Protective Service $30,610
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,330
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,490
Personal Care & Service $19,080
Sales & Related $22,780
Office & Administrative Support $29,500
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,040
Construction & Extraction $34,910
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,970
Production $35,220
Transportation & Material Moving $30,630