Living Wage Calculation for Brunswick, 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 $10.86 $22.15 $27.28 $33.95 $17.23 $22.11 $24.59 $27.33 $12.66 $8.60 $12.66 $14.94 $17.34
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 $7,056 $9,504 $9,504 $12,996 $7,104 $9,504 $9,504 $12,996 $7,056 $9,504 $9,504 $12,996
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 $18,976 $38,607 $47,510 $59,104 $30,021 $38,538 $42,842 $47,608 $29,973 $44,104 $52,013 $60,384
Annual taxes $3,610 $7,472 $9,229 $11,510 $5,825 $7,458 $8,308 $9,240 $5,818 $8,557 $10,118 $11,762
Required annual income before taxes $22,586 $46,079 $56,739 $70,614 $35,846 $45,996 $51,150 $56,848 $52,660 $35,791 $52,660 $62,131 $72,146

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $78,740
Business & Financial Operations $72,540
Computer & Mathematical $67,180
Architecture & Engineering $78,270
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,150
Community & Social Service $36,790
Legal $67,970
Education, Training, & Library $52,150
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,670
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $52,650
Healthcare Support $22,950
Protective Service $35,820
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,430
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,100
Personal Care & Service $19,420
Sales & Related $21,580
Office & Administrative Support $28,200
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,520
Construction & Extraction $31,050
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,280
Production $29,180
Transportation & Material Moving $27,460