Living Wage Calculation for Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, 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 $13.27 $24.90 $28.46 $34.68 $19.95 $23.78 $26.36 $29.31 $26.63 $9.89 $13.59 $15.57 $17.74
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 $5,895 $8,306 $10,717 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,895 $8,306 $10,717
Medical $2,392 $7,662 $7,318 $7,401 $5,495 $7,318 $7,401 $7,120 $5,495 $7,318 $7,401 $7,120
Housing $10,415 $12,315 $12,315 $16,061 $10,711 $12,315 $12,315 $16,061 $10,415 $12,315 $12,315 $16,061
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 $23,247 $43,405 $49,587 $60,384 $34,815 $41,469 $45,932 $51,058 $34,519 $47,364 $54,238 $61,775
Annual taxes $4,359 $8,386 $9,620 $11,760 $6,672 $8,000 $8,890 $9,899 $6,631 $9,176 $10,547 $12,037
Required annual income before taxes $27,606 $51,791 $59,207 $72,144 $41,487 $49,470 $54,822 $60,958 $55,384 $41,150 $56,541 $64,785 $73,813

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $113,334
Business & Financial Operations $68,389
Computer & Mathematical $87,503
Architecture & Engineering $76,557
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,960
Community & Social Service $47,280
Legal $84,879
Education, Training, & Library $48,895
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $49,862
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $67,288
Healthcare Support $30,234
Protective Service $38,279
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,659
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,522
Personal Care & Service $23,187
Sales & Related $27,539
Office & Administrative Support $35,604
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,605
Construction & Extraction $40,140
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,140
Production $32,888
Transportation & Material Moving $31,767