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 $11.37 $23.31 $27.29 $33.94 $18.10 $21.65 $24.22 $27.19 $9.04 $12.80 $14.98 $17.37
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 $6,846 $9,976 $13,107 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,846 $9,976 $13,107
Medical $2,165 $6,969 $6,625 $6,707 $5,634 $6,625 $6,707 $6,426 $5,634 $6,625 $6,707 $6,426
Housing $7,104 $9,096 $9,096 $12,888 $7,140 $9,096 $9,096 $12,888 $7,104 $9,096 $9,096 $12,888
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 $19,710 $40,443 $47,345 $58,908 $31,383 $37,557 $42,019 $47,192 $31,347 $44,403 $51,995 $60,299
Annual taxes $3,937 $8,048 $9,411 $11,677 $6,274 $7,478 $8,360 $9,363 $6,269 $8,830 $10,330 $11,952
Required annual income before taxes $23,647 $48,492 $56,756 $70,586 $37,657 $45,035 $50,379 $56,556 $37,616 $53,233 $62,325 $72,251

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $97,553
Business & Financial Operations $59,501
Computer & Mathematical $64,274
Architecture & Engineering $68,677
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,108
Community & Social Service $46,272
Legal $71,990
Education, Training, & Library $51,816
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,264
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,112
Healthcare Support $26,099
Protective Service $47,033
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,525
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,640
Personal Care & Service $20,759
Sales & Related $23,815
Office & Administrative Support $31,396
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,804
Construction & Extraction $37,764
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,717
Production $38,032
Transportation & Material Moving $27,847