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 $16.13 $31.76 $40.47 $53.93 $24.64 $29.81 $35.25 $38.70 $12.30 $17.61 $23.02 $27.44
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 $9,072 $18,144 $27,216 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,072 $18,144 $27,216
Medical $2,709 $8,250 $8,037 $8,347 $6,175 $8,037 $8,347 $8,136 $6,175 $8,037 $8,347 $8,136
Housing $8,400 $10,476 $10,476 $14,664 $8,448 $10,476 $10,476 $14,664 $8,400 $10,476 $10,476 $14,664
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 $27,103 $53,376 $68,022 $90,631 $41,406 $50,105 $59,245 $65,034 $41,358 $59,177 $77,389 $92,250
Annual taxes $6,440 $12,683 $16,164 $21,536 $9,839 $11,906 $14,078 $15,454 $9,828 $14,062 $18,390 $21,921
Required annual income before taxes $33,543 $66,060 $84,185 $112,167 $51,245 $62,012 $73,323 $80,487 $51,186 $73,239 $95,779 $114,170

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $112,564
Business & Financial Operations $66,436
Computer & Mathematical $74,600
Architecture & Engineering $70,353
Life, Physical, & Social Science $54,955
Community & Social Service $50,590
Legal $51,414
Education, Training, & Library $57,470
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $45,047
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $66,608
Healthcare Support $28,783
Protective Service $49,862
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,539
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,461
Personal Care & Service $24,910
Sales & Related $28,173
Office & Administrative Support $37,589
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,820
Construction & Extraction $41,356
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,423
Production $37,257
Transportation & Material Moving $30,977