Living Wage Calculation for Dalton, 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 $10.47 $21.34 $26.47 $32.55 $16.85 $21.30 $23.78 $25.94 $12.25 $8.41 $12.25 $14.53 $16.65
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 $6,351 $8,018 $8,018 $10,444 $6,396 $8,018 $8,018 $10,444 $6,351 $8,018 $8,018 $10,444
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 $18,271 $37,121 $46,024 $56,552 $29,313 $37,052 $41,356 $45,056 $29,269 $42,618 $50,527 $57,832
Annual taxes $3,513 $7,268 $9,025 $11,159 $5,728 $7,254 $8,104 $8,890 $5,721 $8,353 $9,914 $11,412
Required annual income before taxes $21,784 $44,389 $55,049 $67,711 $35,041 $44,306 $49,460 $53,945 $50,970 $34,990 $50,970 $60,441 $69,244

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $86,990
Business & Financial Operations $54,100
Computer & Mathematical $78,440
Architecture & Engineering $61,300
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,980
Community & Social Service $35,140
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $50,350
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,000
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,950
Healthcare Support $27,190
Protective Service $34,490
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,140
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,800
Personal Care & Service $19,360
Sales & Related $21,150
Office & Administrative Support $31,260
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $36,860
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $36,260
Production $29,400
Transportation & Material Moving $27,540