Living Wage Calculation for Augusta-Richmond County, 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 $10.49 $21.77 $26.90 $33.37 $17.36 $21.73 $24.21 $26.76 $12.47 $8.42 $12.47 $14.74 $17.06
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 $6,388 $8,806 $8,806 $11,944 $7,335 $8,806 $8,806 $11,944 $6,388 $8,806 $8,806 $11,944
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 $18,307 $37,909 $46,812 $58,052 $30,253 $37,839 $42,144 $46,556 $29,305 $43,405 $51,315 $59,332
Annual taxes $3,518 $7,376 $9,133 $11,365 $5,857 $7,362 $8,212 $9,096 $5,726 $8,461 $10,022 $11,618
Required annual income before taxes $21,826 $45,285 $55,945 $69,418 $36,109 $45,201 $50,355 $55,652 $51,866 $35,032 $51,866 $61,337 $70,950

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $83,680
Business & Financial Operations $57,870
Computer & Mathematical $64,150
Architecture & Engineering $82,900
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,720
Community & Social Service $36,490
Legal $63,330
Education, Training, & Library $42,820
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,620
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,190
Healthcare Support $23,980
Protective Service $31,090
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,470
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,190
Personal Care & Service $19,190
Sales & Related $21,570
Office & Administrative Support $28,660
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,470
Construction & Extraction $37,100
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,960
Production $32,970
Transportation & Material Moving $25,570