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 $13.02 $27.58 $32.26 $41.41 $19.99 $24.44 $27.45 $31.39 $19.11 $9.66 $14.75 $17.70 $21.12
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 $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 $3,467 $5,103 $7,680 $10,192 $6,357 $7,905 $10,203 $12,428 $6,357 $7,905 $10,203 $12,428
Child Care $0 $8,808 $13,832 $18,856 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,808 $13,832 $18,856
Medical $2,764 $7,807 $7,527 $7,584 $5,661 $7,527 $7,584 $7,254 $5,661 $7,527 $7,584 $7,254
Housing $10,944 $15,720 $15,720 $21,180 $12,156 $15,720 $15,720 $21,180 $10,944 $15,720 $15,720 $21,180
Transportation $3,609 $7,457 $7,828 $9,398 $7,457 $7,828 $9,398 $9,361 $7,457 $7,828 $9,398 $9,361
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 $23,440 $49,189 $57,322 $73,268 $35,925 $43,716 $48,963 $55,843 $34,713 $52,524 $62,795 $74,699
Annual taxes $3,633 $8,186 $9,775 $12,862 $5,657 $7,111 $8,136 $9,447 $5,487 $8,835 $10,844 $13,150
Required annual income before taxes $27,073 $57,375 $67,098 $86,130 $41,581 $50,826 $57,099 $65,290 $59,632 $40,200 $61,359 $73,640 $87,848

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $113,129
Business & Financial Operations $68,040
Computer & Mathematical $88,386
Architecture & Engineering $87,730
Life, Physical, & Social Science $75,297
Community & Social Service $47,140
Legal $66,184
Education, Training, & Library $59,327
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $60,321
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $75,430
Healthcare Support $29,838
Protective Service $41,062
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,457
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,644
Personal Care & Service $20,449
Sales & Related $23,831
Office & Administrative Support $34,881
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $21,002
Construction & Extraction $60,793
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $50,451
Production $31,088
Transportation & Material Moving $31,673