Living Wage Calculation for Goldsboro, 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 $10.46 $22.58 $25.99 $32.48 $17.38 $20.39 $23.39 $25.62 $15.78 $8.68 $12.16 $14.55 $16.56
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 $6,024 $8,052 $8,052 $10,800 $6,060 $8,052 $8,052 $10,800 $6,024 $8,052 $8,052 $10,800
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 $18,096 $39,129 $45,055 $56,300 $30,083 $35,334 $40,536 $44,388 $30,047 $42,138 $50,451 $57,414
Annual taxes $3,659 $7,836 $9,008 $11,267 $6,066 $7,082 $8,110 $8,905 $6,061 $8,430 $10,074 $11,485
Required annual income before taxes $21,756 $46,965 $54,064 $67,567 $36,149 $42,416 $48,646 $53,293 $49,234 $36,108 $50,568 $60,525 $68,899

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $82,533
Business & Financial Operations $54,950
Computer & Mathematical $59,788
Architecture & Engineering $71,514
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,536
Community & Social Service $38,120
Legal $38,294
Education, Training, & Library $39,401
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $31,529
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,545
Healthcare Support $28,085
Protective Service $35,281
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,403
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,683
Personal Care & Service $20,121
Sales & Related $24,252
Office & Administrative Support $30,135
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,054
Construction & Extraction $35,199
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,515
Production $29,879
Transportation & Material Moving $27,890