Living Wage Calculation for Craig County, Virginia

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 $11.09 $25.45 $29.14 $36.56 $18.57 $22.35 $25.35 $28.22 $17.59 $9.29 $13.59 $16.13 $18.60
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 $2,986 $4,394 $6,613 $8,777 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702
Child Care $0 $8,375 $11,982 $15,588 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,375 $11,982 $15,588
Medical $2,500 $7,881 $7,600 $7,658 $5,453 $7,600 $7,658 $7,328 $5,453 $7,600 $7,658 $7,328
Housing $6,864 $10,512 $10,512 $14,352 $8,304 $10,512 $10,512 $14,352 $8,304 $10,512 $10,512 $14,352
Transportation $4,236 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989
Other $2,656 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620
Required annual income after taxes $19,242 $44,210 $50,633 $63,465 $32,279 $38,845 $44,047 $48,991 $32,279 $47,220 $56,029 $64,579
Annual taxes $3,824 $8,718 $9,988 $12,587 $6,355 $7,652 $8,680 $9,717 $6,355 $9,312 $11,054 $12,805
Required annual income before taxes $23,066 $52,928 $60,621 $76,052 $38,634 $46,497 $52,727 $58,707 $54,890 $38,634 $56,531 $67,083 $77,384

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $122,764
Business & Financial Operations $77,316
Computer & Mathematical $98,175
Architecture & Engineering $82,328
Life, Physical, & Social Science $78,331
Community & Social Service $46,023
Legal $93,613
Education, Training, & Library $50,584
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $51,281
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,068
Healthcare Support $28,259
Protective Service $41,595
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,767
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,846
Personal Care & Service $22,150
Sales & Related $26,220
Office & Administrative Support $35,301
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,810
Construction & Extraction $41,246
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,381
Production $34,081
Transportation & Material Moving $32,124