Living Wage Calculation for Charlottesville, VA

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 $11.89 $26.87 $30.57 $37.73 $20.25 $23.78 $26.78 $29.39 $18.54 $9.29 $14.30 $16.84 $19.19
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 $8,375 $11,982 $15,588 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,375 $11,982 $15,588
Medical $2,500 $7,881 $7,600 $7,658 $5,453 $7,600 $7,658 $7,328 $5,453 $7,600 $7,658 $7,328
Housing $8,318 $13,116 $13,116 $16,481 $11,369 $13,116 $13,116 $16,481 $8,318 $13,116 $13,116 $16,481
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 $20,695 $46,815 $53,237 $65,594 $35,344 $41,449 $46,651 $51,119 $32,292 $49,824 $58,633 $66,707
Annual taxes $4,027 $9,081 $10,351 $12,884 $6,783 $8,016 $9,044 $10,014 $6,357 $9,675 $11,418 $13,102
Required annual income before taxes $24,722 $55,896 $63,589 $78,478 $42,126 $49,465 $55,695 $61,133 $57,857 $38,649 $59,499 $70,051 $79,810

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $107,205
Business & Financial Operations $65,959
Computer & Mathematical $83,394
Architecture & Engineering $75,758
Life, Physical, & Social Science $71,535
Community & Social Service $42,128
Legal $79,960
Education, Training, & Library $53,044
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $48,739
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,130
Healthcare Support $29,387
Protective Service $33,733
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,057
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,010
Personal Care & Service $21,484
Sales & Related $28,229
Office & Administrative Support $35,496
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,978
Construction & Extraction $39,873
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,964
Production $33,097
Transportation & Material Moving $27,255