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 $11.99 $23.15 $28.28 $35.03 $18.70 $23.11 $25.59 $28.41 $13.16 $9.17 $13.16 $15.43 $17.88
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 $9,117 $11,331 $11,331 $14,970 $9,778 $11,331 $11,331 $14,970 $9,117 $11,331 $11,331 $14,970
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 $21,037 $40,434 $49,337 $61,078 $32,696 $40,365 $44,669 $49,581 $32,035 $45,931 $53,840 $62,357
Annual taxes $3,893 $7,723 $9,480 $11,781 $6,192 $7,709 $8,559 $9,512 $6,101 $8,808 $10,369 $12,034
Required annual income before taxes $24,930 $48,157 $58,817 $72,859 $38,888 $48,074 $53,228 $59,093 $54,738 $38,136 $54,738 $64,209 $74,391

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $104,900
Business & Financial Operations $64,740
Computer & Mathematical $80,580
Architecture & Engineering $72,850
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,860
Community & Social Service $41,640
Legal $80,820
Education, Training, & Library $46,620
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $47,240
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,860
Healthcare Support $26,980
Protective Service $33,920
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,670
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,310
Personal Care & Service $21,110
Sales & Related $27,000
Office & Administrative Support $33,160
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,670
Construction & Extraction $36,230
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,060
Production $29,180
Transportation & Material Moving $29,000