Living Wage Calculation for Dillon 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 $10.76 $21.83 $25.59 $30.87 $17.80 $21.76 $24.28 $27.13 $8.90 $12.25 $14.11 $16.14
Poverty Wage $6.00 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $14.50 $4.06 $5.13 $6.19 $7.25
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 $3,010 $4,446 $6,682 $8,863 $5,518 $6,877 $8,872 $10,802 $5,518 $6,877 $8,872 $10,802
Child Care $0 $4,697 $6,770 $8,842 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,697 $6,770 $8,842
Medical $2,440 $7,288 $6,999 $7,120 $5,174 $6,999 $7,120 $7,021 $5,174 $6,999 $7,120 $7,021
Housing $6,216 $8,256 $8,256 $10,704 $7,104 $8,256 $8,256 $10,704 $7,104 $8,256 $8,256 $10,704
Transportation $4,322 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $12,206 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $12,206
Other $2,812 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $6,126 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $6,126
Required annual income after taxes $18,800 $37,800 $44,264 $53,296 $30,910 $37,689 $42,015 $46,860 $30,910 $42,386 $48,785 $55,702
Annual taxes $3,576 $7,600 $8,954 $10,920 $6,123 $7,577 $8,483 $9,572 $6,123 $8,561 $9,901 $11,424
Required annual income before taxes $22,376 $45,399 $53,218 $64,216 $37,033 $45,265 $50,498 $56,431 $37,033 $50,946 $58,686 $67,126

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,853
Business & Financial Operations $59,688
Computer & Mathematical $70,788
Architecture & Engineering $77,029
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,013
Community & Social Service $39,399
Legal $56,130
Education, Training, & Library $46,453
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,094
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,597
Healthcare Support $26,632
Protective Service $36,471
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,628
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,217
Personal Care & Service $21,123
Sales & Related $25,036
Office & Administrative Support $32,721
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,548
Construction & Extraction $38,037
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,560
Production $36,370
Transportation & Material Moving $30,312