Living Wage Calculation for Orange 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 $11.61 $25.22 $29.45 $36.82 $18.84 $22.66 $25.21 $28.65 $26.69 $9.42 $13.74 $16.05 $18.81
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 $8,427 $12,056 $15,685 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,427 $12,056 $15,685
Medical $2,472 $8,023 $7,679 $7,762 $5,586 $7,679 $7,762 $7,481 $5,586 $7,679 $7,762 $7,481
Housing $7,404 $10,128 $10,128 $14,736 $8,808 $10,128 $10,128 $14,736 $8,808 $10,128 $10,128 $14,736
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 $20,316 $44,111 $51,511 $64,389 $33,003 $39,643 $44,106 $50,095 $33,003 $48,070 $56,162 $65,780
Annual taxes $3,826 $8,340 $9,742 $12,203 $6,190 $7,493 $8,339 $9,494 $6,190 $9,090 $10,624 $12,467
Required annual income before taxes $24,143 $52,451 $61,254 $76,592 $39,193 $47,137 $52,445 $59,589 $55,508 $39,193 $57,161 $66,786 $78,247

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $126,758
Business & Financial Operations $79,016
Computer & Mathematical $100,187
Architecture & Engineering $84,159
Life, Physical, & Social Science $78,923
Community & Social Service $47,084
Legal $93,798
Education, Training, & Library $51,683
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $53,534
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,675
Healthcare Support $29,401
Protective Service $43,021
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,017
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,224
Personal Care & Service $22,848
Sales & Related $26,366
Office & Administrative Support $35,984
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,849
Construction & Extraction $42,064
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,123
Production $34,832
Transportation & Material Moving $33,114