Living Wage Calculation for Colleton County, South Carolina

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual in a household must earn to support his or herself and their family. The assumption is the sole provider is working full-time (2080 hours per year). The tool provides information for individuals, and households with one or two working adults and zero to three children. In the case of households with two working adults, all values are per working adult, single or in a family unless otherwise noted.

The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. Data are updated annually, in the first quarter of the new year. State minimum wages are determined based on the posted value of the minimum wage as of January one of the coming year (National Conference of State Legislatures, 2019). The poverty rate reflects a person's 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.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children
Living Wage $10.95 $21.96 $25.34 $30.60 $18.00 $21.58 $24.17 $26.35 $9.00 $12.13 $14.02 $15.70
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

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.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 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 $6,384 $8,796 $8,796 $11,088 $7,452 $8,796 $8,796 $11,088 $7,452 $8,796 $8,796 $11,088
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 $19,167 $38,098 $43,909 $52,880 $31,304 $37,437 $41,899 $45,572 $31,304 $42,058 $48,559 $54,271
Annual taxes $3,602 $7,588 $8,805 $10,759 $6,145 $7,449 $8,384 $9,228 $6,145 $8,417 $9,779 $11,050
Required annual income before taxes $22,769 $45,686 $52,714 $63,639 $37,449 $44,886 $50,283 $54,800 $37,449 $50,475 $58,339 $65,321

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,282
Business & Financial Operations $58,421
Computer & Mathematical $70,158
Architecture & Engineering $75,724
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,254
Community & Social Service $39,894
Legal $56,363
Education, Training, & Library $47,074
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,846
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,316
Healthcare Support $26,150
Protective Service $35,686
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,566
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,632
Personal Care & Service $20,430
Sales & Related $24,216
Office & Administrative Support $32,394
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,981
Construction & Extraction $37,600
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,869
Production $35,748
Transportation & Material Moving $29,432