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 $11.42 $22.14 $25.51 $31.19 $17.92 $21.75 $24.35 $26.94 $8.95 $12.22 $14.11 $16.00
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 $4,621 $6,660 $8,699 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,621 $6,660 $8,699
Medical $2,342 $7,149 $6,805 $6,887 $5,243 $6,805 $6,887 $6,606 $5,243 $6,805 $6,887 $6,606
Housing $7,248 $9,108 $9,108 $12,168 $7,296 $9,108 $9,108 $12,168 $7,248 $9,108 $9,108 $12,168
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 $20,031 $38,410 $44,221 $53,960 $31,148 $37,749 $42,211 $46,652 $31,100 $42,370 $48,871 $55,351
Annual taxes $3,723 $7,631 $8,848 $10,909 $6,123 $7,493 $8,427 $9,378 $6,116 $8,461 $9,823 $11,201
Required annual income before taxes $23,753 $46,042 $53,069 $64,870 $37,271 $45,241 $50,639 $56,031 $37,216 $50,830 $58,694 $66,552

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,962
Business & Financial Operations $65,087
Computer & Mathematical $65,838
Architecture & Engineering $64,686
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,909
Community & Social Service $0
Legal $51,827
Education, Training, & Library $43,854
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,690
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $52,711
Healthcare Support $24,185
Protective Service $0
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,774
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,580
Personal Care & Service $21,222
Sales & Related $23,815
Office & Administrative Support $29,041
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,454
Construction & Extraction $34,462
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,371
Production $33,032
Transportation & Material Moving $25,420