Living Wage Calculation for Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

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 $13.09 $27.71 $32.84 $41.37 $20.11 $24.98 $27.58 $31.47 $29.23 $9.63 $15.03 $17.79 $21.19
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 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60

*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 $3,477 $5,124 $7,715 $10,233 $6,374 $7,933 $10,245 $12,474 $6,374 $7,933 $10,245 $12,474
Child Care $0 $8,863 $13,918 $18,973 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,863 $13,918 $18,973
Medical $2,737 $7,949 $7,605 $7,688 $5,795 $7,605 $7,688 $7,407 $5,795 $7,605 $7,688 $7,407
Housing $10,680 $15,744 $15,744 $20,808 $12,240 $15,744 $15,744 $20,808 $10,680 $15,744 $15,744 $20,808
Transportation $3,893 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $9,540 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $9,540
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $23,572 $49,407 $58,354 $73,206 $36,135 $44,654 $49,181 $55,958 $34,575 $53,517 $63,099 $74,931
Annual taxes $3,657 $8,221 $9,964 $12,853 $5,690 $7,296 $8,177 $9,494 $5,473 $9,022 $10,888 $13,202
Required annual income before taxes $27,230 $57,628 $68,318 $86,059 $41,826 $51,950 $57,359 $65,452 $60,800 $40,048 $62,539 $73,987 $88,133

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $116,728
Business & Financial Operations $69,263
Computer & Mathematical $84,056
Architecture & Engineering $80,672
Life, Physical, & Social Science $71,053
Community & Social Service $45,305
Legal $69,006
Education, Training, & Library $62,566
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $59,964
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $76,135
Healthcare Support $30,183
Protective Service $38,927
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,309
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,115
Personal Care & Service $21,613
Sales & Related $24,021
Office & Administrative Support $35,717
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,876
Construction & Extraction $60,632
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $52,115
Production $33,176
Transportation & Material Moving $32,682