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 $10.62 $22.21 $25.22 $31.24 $17.42 $20.57 $23.57 $25.73 $15.60 $8.66 $11.97 $14.17 $15.94
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 $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 $6,164 $7,689 $7,689 $10,295 $6,339 $7,689 $7,689 $10,295 $6,164 $7,689 $7,689 $10,295
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 $18,462 $38,510 $43,722 $54,111 $30,224 $35,662 $40,863 $44,574 $30,049 $41,520 $49,117 $55,225
Annual taxes $3,637 $7,688 $8,732 $10,859 $6,012 $7,114 $8,155 $8,943 $5,987 $8,289 $9,811 $11,081
Required annual income before taxes $22,098 $46,199 $52,453 $64,971 $36,235 $42,776 $49,018 $53,517 $48,661 $36,036 $49,809 $58,929 $66,306

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,364
Business & Financial Operations $55,084
Computer & Mathematical $75,461
Architecture & Engineering $61,992
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,668
Community & Social Service $34,266
Legal $50,020
Education, Training, & Library $52,736
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,381
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,680
Healthcare Support $28,188
Protective Service $36,275
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,901
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,749
Personal Care & Service $20,326
Sales & Related $21,689
Office & Administrative Support $32,236
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,180
Construction & Extraction $37,443
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,755
Production $30,781
Transportation & Material Moving $28,731