Living Wage Calculation for Fayetteville, NC

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 $11.45 $23.51 $26.92 $33.99 $18.37 $21.32 $24.31 $27.13 $16.40 $9.17 $12.62 $15.01 $17.31
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 $6,804 $9,915 $13,026 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,804 $9,915 $13,026
Medical $2,195 $6,831 $6,550 $6,607 $5,501 $6,550 $6,607 $6,277 $5,501 $6,550 $6,607 $6,277
Housing $7,825 $9,744 $9,744 $13,547 $7,873 $9,744 $9,744 $13,547 $7,825 $9,744 $9,744 $13,547
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 $19,897 $40,821 $46,747 $59,047 $31,896 $37,026 $42,228 $47,135 $31,848 $43,830 $52,143 $60,161
Annual taxes $3,910 $8,073 $9,244 $11,650 $6,319 $7,318 $8,346 $9,288 $6,312 $8,666 $10,310 $11,868
Required annual income before taxes $23,808 $48,893 $55,991 $70,697 $38,215 $44,344 $50,574 $56,422 $51,162 $38,160 $52,496 $62,453 $72,029

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $92,793
Business & Financial Operations $70,992
Computer & Mathematical $74,179
Architecture & Engineering $68,696
Life, Physical, & Social Science $70,992
Community & Social Service $44,905
Legal $54,838
Education, Training, & Library $37,669
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $0
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,727
Healthcare Support $23,534
Protective Service $38,704
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,219
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,761
Personal Care & Service $20,008
Sales & Related $22,366
Office & Administrative Support $31,662
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $35,844
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,256
Production $36,111
Transportation & Material Moving $28,403