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 $10.88 $23.09 $26.50 $33.15 $18.23 $20.90 $23.89 $26.29 $16.12 $8.89 $12.41 $14.80 $16.90
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 $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 $6,791 $8,977 $8,977 $12,022 $7,606 $8,977 $8,977 $12,022 $6,791 $8,977 $8,977 $12,022
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 $18,864 $40,054 $45,981 $57,523 $31,629 $36,260 $41,461 $45,610 $30,814 $43,064 $51,376 $58,636
Annual taxes $3,766 $7,966 $9,137 $11,437 $6,282 $7,211 $8,239 $9,075 $6,168 $8,559 $10,203 $11,656
Required annual income before taxes $22,630 $48,020 $55,118 $68,960 $37,910 $43,471 $49,700 $54,685 $50,289 $36,982 $51,623 $61,580 $70,292

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $106,826
Business & Financial Operations $60,444
Computer & Mathematical $73,083
Architecture & Engineering $69,587
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,706
Community & Social Service $44,188
Legal $60,229
Education, Training, & Library $45,377
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,727
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,045
Healthcare Support $24,498
Protective Service $33,651
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,239
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,510
Personal Care & Service $20,644
Sales & Related $26,630
Office & Administrative Support $33,569
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $36,746
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,331
Production $30,156
Transportation & Material Moving $28,393