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 $11.20 $23.29 $26.30 $32.92 $17.93 $21.65 $24.65 $27.41 $16.32 $8.95 $12.51 $14.71 $16.78
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 $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 $7,224 $9,660 $9,660 $13,368 $7,272 $9,660 $9,660 $13,368 $7,224 $9,660 $9,660 $13,368
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 $19,522 $40,482 $45,693 $57,184 $31,157 $37,633 $42,835 $47,647 $31,109 $43,491 $51,089 $58,298
Annual taxes $3,784 $7,963 $9,007 $11,288 $6,142 $7,389 $8,430 $9,372 $6,135 $8,564 $10,086 $11,509
Required annual income before taxes $23,306 $48,445 $54,700 $68,472 $37,298 $45,022 $51,265 $57,019 $50,907 $37,244 $52,056 $61,175 $69,807

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $78,976
Business & Financial Operations $72,806
Computer & Mathematical $69,259
Architecture & Engineering $64,063
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,705
Community & Social Service $36,623
Legal $64,534
Education, Training, & Library $53,546
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,101
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $53,587
Healthcare Support $23,760
Protective Service $36,808
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,096
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,309
Personal Care & Service $20,767
Sales & Related $22,612
Office & Administrative Support $29,366
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $36,623
Construction & Extraction $33,989
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $36,511
Production $30,176
Transportation & Material Moving $0