Living Wage Calculation for Newton County, Mississippi

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 $10.60 $20.65 $23.32 $27.96 $17.35 $21.27 $23.82 $26.07 $22.64 $8.67 $11.45 $12.99 $14.38
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 $2,869 $3,783 $4,696 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,869 $3,783 $4,696
Medical $2,383 $7,561 $7,217 $7,300 $5,606 $7,217 $7,300 $7,019 $5,606 $7,217 $7,300 $7,019
Housing $5,808 $8,232 $8,232 $10,776 $6,192 $8,232 $8,232 $10,776 $6,192 $8,232 $8,232 $10,776
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 $18,631 $36,195 $40,880 $48,978 $30,407 $37,285 $41,748 $45,673 $30,407 $40,154 $45,531 $50,369
Annual taxes $3,421 $6,748 $7,636 $9,188 $5,672 $6,954 $7,800 $8,562 $5,672 $7,498 $8,517 $9,452
Required annual income before taxes $22,052 $42,943 $48,516 $58,166 $36,080 $44,240 $49,548 $54,235 $47,090 $36,080 $47,652 $54,048 $59,821

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $69,654
Business & Financial Operations $57,536
Computer & Mathematical $63,677
Architecture & Engineering $71,990
Life, Physical, & Social Science $54,234
Community & Social Service $36,602
Legal $60,931
Education, Training, & Library $41,457
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,095
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $53,483
Healthcare Support $23,630
Protective Service $30,429
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,412
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,770
Personal Care & Service $20,081
Sales & Related $22,241
Office & Administrative Support $29,925
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,680
Construction & Extraction $36,941
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,750
Production $31,180
Transportation & Material Moving $27,950