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 $11.42 $22.14 $25.51 $31.19 $17.92 $21.75 $24.35 $26.94 $24.00 $8.95 $12.22 $14.11 $16.00
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 $7,248 $9,108 $9,108 $12,168 $7,296 $9,108 $9,108 $12,168 $7,248 $9,108 $9,108 $12,168
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 $20,031 $38,410 $44,221 $53,960 $31,148 $37,749 $42,211 $46,652 $31,100 $42,370 $48,871 $55,351
Annual taxes $3,723 $7,631 $8,848 $10,909 $6,123 $7,493 $8,427 $9,378 $6,116 $8,461 $9,823 $11,201
Required annual income before taxes $23,753 $46,042 $53,069 $64,870 $37,271 $45,241 $50,639 $56,031 $49,925 $37,216 $50,830 $58,694 $66,552

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,962
Business & Financial Operations $65,087
Computer & Mathematical $65,838
Architecture & Engineering $64,686
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,909
Community & Social Service $0
Legal $51,827
Education, Training, & Library $43,854
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,690
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $52,711
Healthcare Support $24,185
Protective Service $0
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,774
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,580
Personal Care & Service $21,222
Sales & Related $23,815
Office & Administrative Support $29,041
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,454
Construction & Extraction $34,462
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,371
Production $33,032
Transportation & Material Moving $25,420