Living Wage Calculation for Franklin 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 (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $10.33 $22.49 $26.05 $31.59 $17.50 $21.37 $23.94 $26.21 $24.21 $8.75 $12.38 $14.37 $16.19
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

*Documentation for families with an adult working part-time is available separately, here.

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 (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 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 $5,895 $8,306 $10,717 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,895 $8,306 $10,717
Medical $2,392 $7,662 $7,318 $7,401 $5,495 $7,318 $7,401 $7,120 $5,495 $7,318 $7,401 $7,120
Housing $5,040 $7,908 $7,908 $10,404 $6,252 $7,908 $7,908 $10,404 $6,252 $7,908 $7,908 $10,404
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 $17,872 $38,998 $45,180 $54,728 $30,356 $37,062 $41,525 $45,402 $30,356 $42,957 $49,831 $56,119
Annual taxes $3,609 $7,771 $9,005 $10,971 $6,050 $7,385 $8,276 $9,110 $6,050 $8,561 $9,933 $11,248
Required annual income before taxes $21,481 $46,769 $54,185 $65,698 $36,406 $44,447 $49,800 $54,512 $50,362 $36,406 $51,518 $59,763 $67,367

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $103,633
Business & Financial Operations $66,054
Computer & Mathematical $84,283
Architecture & Engineering $75,806
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,840
Community & Social Service $43,021
Legal $77,431
Education, Training, & Library $48,669
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $47,722
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,062
Healthcare Support $28,166
Protective Service $36,530
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,504
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,165
Personal Care & Service $22,045
Sales & Related $25,183
Office & Administrative Support $33,516
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,502
Construction & Extraction $38,412
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,319
Production $31,520
Transportation & Material Moving $30,399