Living Wage Calculation for Sunflower 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 $9.83 $20.16 $24.10 $29.06 $16.58 $21.16 $23.62 $25.83 $11.65 $8.29 $11.65 $13.33 $14.90
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $4.00 $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

*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 $2,983 $4,516 $6,722 $8,882 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799
Child Care $0 $3,747 $5,346 $6,946 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,747 $5,346 $6,946
Medical $2,146 $7,112 $6,825 $6,986 $5,034 $6,825 $6,986 $6,844 $5,034 $6,825 $6,986 $6,844
Housing $5,316 $7,656 $7,656 $10,248 $6,264 $7,656 $7,656 $10,248 $6,264 $7,656 $7,656 $10,248
Transportation $4,401 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951
Other $2,458 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474
Required annual income after taxes $17,304 $35,397 $42,293 $50,982 $29,133 $37,146 $41,450 $45,316 $29,133 $40,893 $46,796 $52,262
Annual taxes $3,136 $6,536 $7,829 $9,466 $5,353 $6,864 $7,671 $8,404 $5,353 $7,566 $8,673 $9,706
Required annual income before taxes $20,440 $41,933 $50,122 $60,448 $34,487 $44,010 $49,121 $53,720 $48,459 $34,487 $48,459 $55,469 $61,968

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $68,190
Business & Financial Operations $52,410
Computer & Mathematical $60,440
Architecture & Engineering $65,050
Life, Physical, & Social Science $50,120
Community & Social Service $35,410
Legal $55,510
Education, Training, & Library $38,260
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $32,810
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $50,540
Healthcare Support $21,620
Protective Service $27,190
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,420
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,260
Personal Care & Service $18,720
Sales & Related $21,130
Office & Administrative Support $27,930
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,390
Construction & Extraction $35,100
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $36,010
Production $29,690
Transportation & Material Moving $26,490