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 $11.14 $21.46 $25.63 $30.91 $17.52 $22.26 $24.76 $27.07 $12.33 $8.75 $12.33 $14.12 $15.83
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 $7,704 $9,852 $9,852 $12,552 $7,752 $9,852 $9,852 $12,552 $7,704 $9,852 $9,852 $12,552
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 $19,650 $37,424 $44,603 $53,682 $30,607 $38,796 $43,100 $47,074 $30,559 $42,920 $49,106 $54,962
Annual taxes $3,511 $7,220 $8,709 $10,608 $5,841 $7,504 $8,397 $9,237 $5,835 $8,360 $9,643 $10,873
Required annual income before taxes $23,161 $44,643 $53,312 $64,290 $36,448 $46,300 $51,497 $56,311 $51,280 $36,394 $51,280 $58,749 $65,835

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $75,900
Business & Financial Operations $62,940
Computer & Mathematical $56,840
Architecture & Engineering $59,500
Life, Physical, & Social Science $48,250
Community & Social Service $23,810
Legal $50,510
Education, Training, & Library $41,710
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,270
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $51,890
Healthcare Support $21,190
Protective Service $26,340
Food Preparation & Serving Related $17,960
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,870
Personal Care & Service $18,810
Sales & Related $19,570
Office & Administrative Support $26,660
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,190
Construction & Extraction $32,010
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $35,360
Production $34,070
Transportation & Material Moving $23,050