Living Wage Calculation for Clarke County, Georgia

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual must earn to support their family, if they are the sole provider and are working full-time (2080 hours per year). All values are per adult in a family unless otherwise noted. The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. The poverty rate is typically quoted as 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.

Hourly Wages 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $10.34 $21.30 $25.59 $31.99 $16.98 $20.55 $22.99 $25.88 $8.49 $11.84 $14.07 $16.54
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $5.00 $5.00 $6.00
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.

Annual Expenses 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,011 $4,431 $6,652 $8,834 $5,521 $6,864 $8,844 $10,776 $5,521 $6,864 $8,844 $10,776
Child Care $0 $5,456 $9,011 $12,565 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,456 $9,011 $12,565
Medical $2,111 $6,177 $5,978 $5,946 $4,610 $5,978 $5,946 $6,061 $4,610 $5,978 $5,946 $6,061
Housing $6,636 $8,916 $8,916 $12,084 $7,296 $8,916 $8,916 $12,084 $7,296 $8,916 $8,916 $12,084
Transportation $4,290 $8,467 $9,593 $11,299 $8,467 $9,593 $11,299 $11,405 $8,467 $9,593 $11,299 $11,405
Other $2,146 $3,894 $4,682 $5,290 $3,894 $4,682 $5,290 $5,013 $3,894 $4,682 $5,290 $5,013
Required annual income after taxes $18,194 $37,341 $44,831 $56,018 $29,788 $36,033 $40,296 $45,340 $29,788 $41,490 $49,306 $57,905
Annual taxes $3,324 $6,967 $8,390 $10,523 $5,526 $6,719 $7,528 $8,495 $5,526 $7,755 $9,240 $10,881
Required annual income before taxes $21,517 $44,309 $53,221 $66,541 $35,314 $42,752 $47,824 $53,835 $35,314 $49,245 $58,546 $68,786

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $95,880
Business & Financial Operations $62,830
Computer & Mathematical $77,530
Architecture & Engineering $72,220
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,640
Community & Social Service $38,260
Legal $74,130
Education, Training, & Library $46,060
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $45,080
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,070
Healthcare Support $25,160
Protective Service $31,900
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,510
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,860
Personal Care & Service $20,050
Sales & Related $24,120
Office & Administrative Support $31,170
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,550
Construction & Extraction $35,080
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,130
Production $29,110
Transportation & Material Moving $27,890