Living Wage Calculation for Sumter, 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 $10.98 $21.79 $24.61 $30.55 $17.67 $20.87 $23.89 $26.16 $15.40 $8.82 $11.77 $13.87 $15.60
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 $2,986 $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 $7,032 $8,748 $8,748 $11,520 $7,080 $8,748 $8,748 $11,520 $7,032 $8,748 $8,748 $11,520
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 $19,281 $37,793 $42,635 $52,819 $30,713 $36,210 $41,411 $45,287 $30,665 $40,803 $48,030 $53,932
Annual taxes $3,567 $7,530 $8,547 $10,721 $6,041 $7,192 $8,286 $9,130 $6,034 $8,161 $9,682 $10,953
Required annual income before taxes $22,848 $45,323 $51,182 $63,539 $36,754 $43,402 $49,697 $54,417 $48,063 $36,699 $48,964 $57,712 $64,885

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $81,057
Business & Financial Operations $66,072
Computer & Mathematical $62,166
Architecture & Engineering $62,351
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,375
Community & Social Service $0
Legal $58,743
Education, Training, & Library $43,634
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,480
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $51,291
Healthcare Support $22,847
Protective Service $27,347
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,460
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,617
Personal Care & Service $19,947
Sales & Related $21,679
Office & Administrative Support $28,280
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,167
Construction & Extraction $32,821
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,509
Production $36,193
Transportation & Material Moving $24,651