Living Wage Calculation for Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

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 $11.36 $22.78 $26.54 $32.32 $18.57 $22.72 $25.23 $28.57 $8.96 $12.72 $14.58 $16.86
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 $7,319 $9,999 $9,999 $13,338 $8,504 $9,999 $9,999 $13,338 $7,319 $9,999 $9,999 $13,338
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 $19,902 $39,542 $46,006 $55,929 $32,310 $39,431 $43,758 $49,493 $31,124 $44,128 $50,528 $58,335
Annual taxes $3,730 $7,843 $9,197 $11,287 $6,318 $7,820 $8,726 $9,939 $6,153 $8,804 $10,144 $11,791
Required annual income before taxes $23,632 $47,385 $55,203 $67,217 $38,628 $47,251 $52,484 $59,432 $37,278 $52,932 $60,672 $70,127

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $92,083
Business & Financial Operations $58,976
Computer & Mathematical $66,397
Architecture & Engineering $80,251
Life, Physical, & Social Science $54,809
Community & Social Service $39,257
Legal $63,662
Education, Training, & Library $46,535
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,888
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,523
Healthcare Support $26,571
Protective Service $33,808
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,567
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,481
Personal Care & Service $20,563
Sales & Related $26,845
Office & Administrative Support $33,341
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,136
Construction & Extraction $37,762
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,878
Production $34,835
Transportation & Material Moving $31,623