Living Wage Calculation for Gainesville, 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 $11.48 $23.38 $26.38 $32.48 $18.43 $21.73 $24.73 $26.97 $16.37 $9.09 $12.56 $14.75 $16.56
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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 $7,728 $9,816 $9,816 $12,564 $8,184 $9,816 $9,816 $12,564 $7,728 $9,816 $9,816 $12,564
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 $20,026 $40,638 $45,849 $56,380 $32,069 $37,789 $42,991 $46,843 $31,613 $43,647 $51,245 $57,494
Annual taxes $3,855 $7,985 $9,028 $11,176 $6,269 $7,411 $8,452 $9,260 $6,205 $8,586 $10,108 $11,397
Required annual income before taxes $23,881 $48,623 $54,878 $67,556 $38,338 $45,200 $51,443 $56,103 $51,085 $37,818 $52,233 $61,353 $68,891

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $86,182
Business & Financial Operations $59,050
Computer & Mathematical $71,873
Architecture & Engineering $64,001
Life, Physical, & Social Science $47,950
Community & Social Service $41,656
Legal $53,064
Education, Training, & Library $49,836
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,590
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,114
Healthcare Support $28,956
Protective Service $34,020
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,690
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,001
Personal Care & Service $21,361
Sales & Related $24,826
Office & Administrative Support $31,037
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,348
Construction & Extraction $36,613
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $36,623
Production $28,157
Transportation & Material Moving $24,569