Living Wage Calculation for Greenville, NC

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 $13.84 $28.89 $36.60 $47.77 $22.25 $26.63 $30.27 $32.78 $11.11 $15.84 $20.19 $23.97
Poverty Wage $6.13 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $14.75 $4.14 $5.22 $6.30 $7.38
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 $3,177 $4,670 $6,990 $9,294 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345
Child Care $0 $8,439 $16,878 $25,317 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,439 $16,878 $25,317
Medical $2,728 $7,860 $7,548 $7,688 $5,923 $7,548 $7,688 $7,341 $5,923 $7,548 $7,688 $7,341
Housing $7,392 $9,300 $9,300 $13,200 $7,440 $9,300 $9,300 $13,200 $7,392 $9,300 $9,300 $13,200
Transportation $5,113 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611
Civic $1,811 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982
Other $2,875 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $6,235 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $6,235
Required annual income after taxes $23,097 $48,223 $61,087 $79,738 $37,141 $44,457 $50,533 $54,713 $37,093 $52,896 $67,411 $80,030
Annual taxes $5,684 $11,868 $15,034 $19,624 $9,141 $10,941 $12,436 $13,465 $9,129 $13,018 $16,590 $19,696
Required annual income before taxes $28,781 $60,092 $76,121 $99,362 $46,282 $55,398 $62,969 $68,178 $46,222 $65,914 $84,001 $99,726

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $104,136
Business & Financial Operations $60,963
Computer & Mathematical $68,544
Architecture & Engineering $63,920
Life, Physical, & Social Science $51,613
Community & Social Service $47,152
Legal $72,667
Education, Training, & Library $58,355
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,947
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,099
Healthcare Support $27,070
Protective Service $45,833
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,563
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,827
Personal Care & Service $23,070
Sales & Related $25,474
Office & Administrative Support $34,743
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,218
Construction & Extraction $38,415
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,203
Production $34,139
Transportation & Material Moving $27,663