Living Wage Calculation for Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, 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 $13.02 $24.61 $28.37 $34.59 $20.30 $24.55 $27.07 $30.85 $9.79 $13.64 $15.50 $18.00
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 $10,355 $13,345 $13,345 $17,493 $11,662 $13,345 $13,345 $17,493 $10,355 $13,345 $13,345 $17,493
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 $22,938 $42,889 $49,353 $60,084 $35,468 $42,778 $47,105 $53,648 $34,160 $47,475 $53,875 $62,490
Annual taxes $4,154 $8,310 $9,664 $11,867 $6,759 $8,287 $9,193 $10,519 $6,577 $9,271 $10,611 $12,371
Required annual income before taxes $27,092 $51,199 $59,017 $71,951 $42,227 $51,065 $56,298 $64,167 $40,737 $56,746 $64,486 $74,861

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $85,476
Business & Financial Operations $58,550
Computer & Mathematical $72,120
Architecture & Engineering $61,619
Life, Physical, & Social Science $74,590
Community & Social Service $44,268
Legal $56,364
Education, Training, & Library $58,194
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,150
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,969
Healthcare Support $30,576
Protective Service $38,982
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,299
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,099
Personal Care & Service $23,247
Sales & Related $25,412
Office & Administrative Support $32,517
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,846
Construction & Extraction $37,864
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,232
Production $31,094
Transportation & Material Moving $29,437