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 $11.17 $22.66 $26.23 $32.06 $17.85 $21.55 $24.12 $26.68 $24.39 $8.84 $12.47 $14.45 $16.43
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 $6,581 $8,230 $8,230 $11,270 $6,887 $8,230 $8,230 $11,270 $6,581 $8,230 $8,230 $11,270
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 $19,413 $39,320 $45,502 $55,594 $30,991 $37,384 $41,847 $46,268 $30,685 $43,279 $50,153 $56,985
Annual taxes $3,824 $7,816 $9,050 $11,092 $6,139 $7,430 $8,321 $9,231 $6,096 $8,606 $9,978 $11,369
Required annual income before taxes $23,237 $47,136 $54,552 $66,686 $37,130 $44,814 $50,167 $55,499 $50,729 $36,781 $51,885 $60,130 $68,354

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,879
Business & Financial Operations $54,975
Computer & Mathematical $71,732
Architecture & Engineering $58,740
Life, Physical, & Social Science $49,852
Community & Social Service $35,460
Legal $47,918
Education, Training, & Library $54,635
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,735
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,768
Healthcare Support $29,740
Protective Service $37,034
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,402
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,578
Personal Care & Service $20,338
Sales & Related $22,477
Office & Administrative Support $32,600
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,926
Construction & Extraction $37,085
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,303
Production $31,335
Transportation & Material Moving $27,138