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 $11.19 $23.30 $27.27 $33.36 $17.93 $21.64 $24.21 $26.62 $24.93 $8.95 $12.79 $14.98 $17.08
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 $6,846 $9,976 $13,107 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,846 $9,976 $13,107
Medical $2,165 $6,969 $6,625 $6,707 $5,634 $6,625 $6,707 $6,426 $5,634 $6,625 $6,707 $6,426
Housing $6,780 $9,072 $9,072 $11,844 $6,816 $9,072 $9,072 $11,844 $6,780 $9,072 $9,072 $11,844
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 $19,386 $40,419 $47,321 $57,864 $31,059 $37,533 $41,995 $46,148 $31,023 $44,379 $51,971 $59,255
Annual taxes $3,892 $8,045 $9,408 $11,532 $6,229 $7,475 $8,356 $9,218 $6,224 $8,827 $10,327 $11,806
Required annual income before taxes $23,277 $48,464 $56,729 $69,396 $37,288 $45,008 $50,352 $55,366 $51,864 $37,247 $53,206 $62,298 $71,062

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $85,713
Business & Financial Operations $59,676
Computer & Mathematical $59,357
Architecture & Engineering $71,629
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,533
Community & Social Service $41,756
Legal $54,573
Education, Training, & Library $40,562
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,359
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,225
Healthcare Support $26,911
Protective Service $37,764
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,659
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,951
Personal Care & Service $20,410
Sales & Related $24,370
Office & Administrative Support $31,098
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,436
Construction & Extraction $37,435
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,696
Production $29,534
Transportation & Material Moving $28,670