Living Wage Calculation for Sumter, 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 $15.13 $28.38 $34.44 $44.18 $24.29 $29.24 $34.80 $37.16 $12.10 $15.95 $20.07 $22.58
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 $4,389 $8,778 $13,167 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,389 $8,778 $13,167
Medical $2,957 $9,182 $8,969 $9,278 $7,086 $8,969 $9,278 $9,067 $7,086 $8,969 $9,278 $9,067
Housing $5,927 $7,511 $7,511 $9,796 $6,072 $7,511 $7,511 $9,796 $5,927 $7,511 $7,511 $9,796
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 $24,878 $46,660 $56,622 $72,646 $39,942 $48,072 $57,212 $61,097 $39,796 $52,461 $65,990 $74,264
Annual taxes $6,593 $12,366 $15,006 $19,253 $10,585 $12,740 $15,162 $16,192 $10,547 $13,903 $17,489 $19,682
Required annual income before taxes $31,471 $59,026 $71,628 $91,899 $50,527 $60,812 $72,374 $77,289 $50,343 $66,364 $83,479 $93,946

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,961
Business & Financial Operations $68,501
Computer & Mathematical $61,108
Architecture & Engineering $71,102
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,243
Community & Social Service $0
Legal $47,808
Education, Training, & Library $48,728
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $45,625
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,815
Healthcare Support $25,841
Protective Service $36,113
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,844
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,380
Personal Care & Service $22,213
Sales & Related $26,322
Office & Administrative Support $33,748
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $37,910
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,509
Production $40,243
Transportation & Material Moving $32,186