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 $10.94 $22.88 $25.89 $32.24 $18.00 $21.24 $24.24 $26.73 $16.04 $8.82 $12.31 $14.50 $16.44
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 $2,986 $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 $6,740 $8,916 $8,916 $12,124 $7,400 $8,916 $8,916 $12,124 $6,740 $8,916 $8,916 $12,124
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 $19,038 $39,738 $44,950 $55,940 $31,285 $36,890 $42,091 $46,402 $30,625 $42,748 $50,345 $57,053
Annual taxes $3,717 $7,860 $8,903 $11,114 $6,160 $7,285 $8,326 $9,198 $6,068 $8,461 $9,983 $11,336
Required annual income before taxes $22,755 $47,598 $53,852 $67,054 $37,444 $44,175 $50,418 $55,601 $50,060 $36,692 $51,208 $60,328 $68,389

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,212
Business & Financial Operations $60,916
Computer & Mathematical $67,886
Architecture & Engineering $83,579
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,616
Community & Social Service $39,698
Legal $60,434
Education, Training, & Library $43,450
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,060
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,967
Healthcare Support $24,990
Protective Service $32,482
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,116
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,027
Personal Care & Service $19,762
Sales & Related $23,022
Office & Administrative Support $30,268
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,810
Construction & Extraction $35,865
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,811
Production $36,910
Transportation & Material Moving $25,379