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 $11.38 $23.10 $26.66 $32.79 $17.91 $21.98 $24.55 $27.41 $24.82 $8.95 $12.69 $14.67 $16.80
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 $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 $2,994 $4,413 $6,644 $8,812 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741
Child Care $0 $5,895 $8,306 $10,717 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,895 $8,306 $10,717
Medical $2,392 $7,662 $7,318 $7,401 $5,495 $7,318 $7,401 $7,120 $5,495 $7,318 $7,401 $7,120
Housing $6,960 $9,024 $9,024 $12,600 $6,996 $9,024 $9,024 $12,600 $6,960 $9,024 $9,024 $12,600
Transportation $4,623 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329
Other $2,824 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808
Required annual income after taxes $19,792 $40,114 $46,296 $56,924 $31,100 $38,178 $42,641 $47,598 $31,064 $44,073 $50,947 $58,315
Annual taxes $3,877 $7,927 $9,161 $11,277 $6,154 $7,541 $8,431 $9,416 $6,149 $8,717 $10,088 $11,555
Required annual income before taxes $23,669 $48,041 $55,457 $68,201 $37,254 $45,719 $51,072 $57,014 $51,634 $37,213 $52,790 $61,035 $69,869

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $86,608
Business & Financial Operations $75,096
Computer & Mathematical $75,991
Architecture & Engineering $67,175
Life, Physical, & Social Science $54,316
Community & Social Service $38,628
Legal $65,755
Education, Training, & Library $58,668
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,982
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,141
Healthcare Support $24,638
Protective Service $38,618
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,474
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,915
Personal Care & Service $19,947
Sales & Related $24,041
Office & Administrative Support $29,864
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,606
Construction & Extraction $34,061
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,414
Production $31,983
Transportation & Material Moving $0