Living Wage Calculation for Williamsburg 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 $15.57 $29.48 $35.86 $45.83 $24.67 $30.03 $35.59 $37.87 $12.33 $16.51 $20.78 $23.41
Poverty Wage $6.19 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $14.92 $4.19 $5.28 $6.37 $7.46
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 $3,351 $4,937 $7,417 $9,838 $6,143 $7,645 $9,856 $11,999 $6,143 $7,645 $9,856 $11,999
Child Care $0 $4,903 $9,805 $14,708 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,903 $9,805 $14,708
Medical $2,957 $9,182 $8,969 $9,278 $7,086 $8,969 $9,278 $9,067 $7,086 $8,969 $9,278 $9,067
Housing $6,648 $8,816 $8,816 $10,971 $6,687 $8,816 $8,816 $10,971 $6,687 $8,816 $8,816 $10,971
Transportation $5,509 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $16,304 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $16,304
Civic $2,503 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $5,153 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $5,153
Other $4,508 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $8,655 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $8,655
Required annual income after taxes $25,599 $48,479 $58,955 $75,362 $40,556 $49,377 $58,517 $62,273 $40,556 $54,280 $68,322 $76,981
Annual taxes $6,784 $12,848 $15,624 $19,973 $10,748 $13,086 $15,508 $16,504 $10,748 $14,385 $18,107 $20,402
Required annual income before taxes $32,383 $61,327 $74,579 $95,335 $51,304 $62,463 $74,025 $78,776 $51,304 $68,666 $86,429 $97,382

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $101,928
Business & Financial Operations $67,464
Computer & Mathematical $77,329
Architecture & Engineering $80,999
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,457
Community & Social Service $42,212
Legal $62,777
Education, Training, & Library $49,958
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $45,250
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,891
Healthcare Support $28,869
Protective Service $39,098
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,764
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,836
Personal Care & Service $26,055
Sales & Related $28,847
Office & Administrative Support $37,611
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,833
Construction & Extraction $42,757
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,776
Production $39,847
Transportation & Material Moving $32,624