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 $12.59 $24.47 $27.48 $34.09 $19.55 $22.83 $25.83 $28.59 $17.10 $9.65 $13.10 $15.30 $17.37
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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 $9,752 $11,815 $11,815 $15,509 $10,224 $11,815 $11,815 $15,509 $9,752 $11,815 $11,815 $15,509
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 $22,050 $42,637 $47,849 $59,326 $34,109 $39,788 $44,990 $49,788 $33,636 $45,646 $53,244 $60,439
Annual taxes $4,137 $8,264 $9,307 $11,587 $6,554 $7,690 $8,731 $9,671 $6,488 $8,865 $10,387 $11,808
Required annual income before taxes $26,187 $50,901 $57,156 $70,912 $40,662 $47,478 $53,721 $59,459 $53,363 $40,124 $54,512 $63,631 $72,247

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $110,034
Business & Financial Operations $66,625
Computer & Mathematical $86,162
Architecture & Engineering $76,086
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,250
Community & Social Service $44,403
Legal $80,996
Education, Training, & Library $48,534
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $47,601
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,334
Healthcare Support $28,700
Protective Service $37,187
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,239
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,508
Personal Care & Service $22,038
Sales & Related $28,003
Office & Administrative Support $35,065
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,420
Construction & Extraction $39,391
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,106
Production $31,211
Transportation & Material Moving $30,699