Living Wage Calculation for Greensboro-High Point, 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 $11.49 $23.53 $27.50 $33.82 $18.60 $21.87 $24.44 $27.07 $25.16 $9.10 $12.90 $15.09 $17.31
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 $7,332 $9,492 $9,492 $12,677 $8,044 $9,492 $9,492 $12,677 $7,332 $9,492 $9,492 $12,677
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 $19,938 $40,840 $47,741 $58,698 $32,287 $37,953 $42,416 $46,982 $31,575 $44,799 $52,392 $60,089
Annual taxes $3,969 $8,104 $9,467 $11,648 $6,400 $7,534 $8,415 $9,334 $6,301 $8,886 $10,385 $11,923
Required annual income before taxes $23,906 $48,943 $57,208 $70,345 $38,687 $45,487 $50,831 $56,316 $52,343 $37,876 $53,685 $62,777 $72,011

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $107,532
Business & Financial Operations $61,466
Computer & Mathematical $77,606
Architecture & Engineering $72,545
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,812
Community & Social Service $46,405
Legal $55,942
Education, Training, & Library $46,765
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,278
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,157
Healthcare Support $25,276
Protective Service $37,188
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,566
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,366
Personal Care & Service $20,718
Sales & Related $26,222
Office & Administrative Support $34,555
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,264
Construction & Extraction $37,918
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,504
Production $31,458
Transportation & Material Moving $28,783