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 $11.05 $22.94 $25.95 $32.23 $18.00 $21.30 $24.30 $26.72 $16.08 $8.88 $12.34 $14.53 $16.44
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 $5,858 $8,254 $10,651 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,858 $8,254 $10,651
Medical $2,420 $7,521 $7,241 $7,298 $5,363 $7,241 $7,298 $6,968 $5,363 $7,241 $7,298 $6,968
Housing $6,948 $9,024 $9,024 $12,108 $7,392 $9,024 $9,024 $12,108 $6,948 $9,024 $9,024 $12,108
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 $19,246 $39,846 $45,057 $55,924 $31,277 $36,997 $42,199 $46,387 $30,833 $42,855 $50,453 $57,038
Annual taxes $3,746 $7,875 $8,918 $11,112 $6,159 $7,300 $8,341 $9,196 $6,097 $8,476 $9,998 $11,334
Required annual income before taxes $22,992 $47,720 $53,975 $67,036 $37,435 $44,297 $50,540 $55,583 $50,182 $36,929 $51,331 $60,450 $68,371

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $76,824
Business & Financial Operations $63,612
Computer & Mathematical $57,913
Architecture & Engineering $60,834
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,900
Community & Social Service $36,623
Legal $63,817
Education, Training, & Library $47,827
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,632
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $46,084
Healthcare Support $22,232
Protective Service $31,345
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,706
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,588
Personal Care & Service $19,096
Sales & Related $21,986
Office & Administrative Support $29,100
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $20,398
Construction & Extraction $33,241
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,875
Production $29,899
Transportation & Material Moving $27,060