Living Wage Calculation for Albany, GA

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 $10.57 $21.64 $26.76 $33.17 $17.15 $21.59 $24.07 $26.56 $12.40 $8.46 $12.40 $14.68 $16.96
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 $5,566 $9,171 $12,776 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,566 $9,171 $12,776
Medical $2,078 $6,655 $6,369 $6,529 $5,082 $6,369 $6,529 $6,387 $5,082 $6,369 $6,529 $6,387
Housing $6,528 $8,556 $8,556 $11,580 $6,948 $8,556 $8,556 $11,580 $6,528 $8,556 $8,556 $11,580
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 $18,448 $37,659 $46,562 $57,688 $29,865 $37,590 $41,894 $46,192 $29,445 $43,156 $51,065 $58,968
Annual taxes $3,538 $7,342 $9,099 $11,315 $5,803 $7,328 $8,178 $9,046 $5,746 $8,427 $9,988 $11,568
Required annual income before taxes $21,985 $45,001 $55,661 $69,003 $35,669 $44,917 $50,072 $55,237 $51,582 $35,191 $51,582 $61,053 $70,535

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $77,610
Business & Financial Operations $62,350
Computer & Mathematical $59,190
Architecture & Engineering $63,960
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,900
Community & Social Service $34,710
Legal $69,970
Education, Training, & Library $46,760
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,300
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $46,100
Healthcare Support $22,400
Protective Service $29,520
Food Preparation & Serving Related $17,980
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,250
Personal Care & Service $18,790
Sales & Related $20,990
Office & Administrative Support $27,430
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $18,800
Construction & Extraction $32,000
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,000
Production $28,860
Transportation & Material Moving $24,750