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 $10.56 $21.82 $27.03 $33.53 $17.35 $21.51 $23.99 $26.46 $12.49 $8.39 $12.49 $14.81 $17.13
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 $2,983 $4,516 $6,722 $8,882 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799
Child Care $0 $6,035 $9,808 $13,580 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,035 $9,808 $13,580
Medical $2,128 $6,283 $5,996 $6,157 $4,928 $5,996 $6,157 $6,015 $4,928 $5,996 $6,157 $6,015
Housing $6,371 $8,753 $8,753 $11,773 $7,415 $8,753 $8,753 $11,773 $6,371 $8,753 $8,753 $11,773
Transportation $4,401 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951
Other $2,458 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474
Required annual income after taxes $18,340 $37,953 $47,023 $58,312 $30,179 $37,414 $41,718 $46,012 $29,134 $43,449 $51,526 $59,592
Annual taxes $3,617 $7,440 $9,208 $11,421 $5,908 $7,335 $8,174 $9,023 $5,764 $8,512 $10,086 $11,670
Required annual income before taxes $21,957 $45,393 $56,232 $69,733 $36,087 $44,749 $49,893 $55,035 $51,961 $34,898 $51,961 $61,612 $71,262

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $100,500
Business & Financial Operations $58,530
Computer & Mathematical $69,170
Architecture & Engineering $66,330
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,160
Community & Social Service $42,540
Legal $57,110
Education, Training, & Library $43,450
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,150
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,270
Healthcare Support $22,600
Protective Service $33,180
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,410
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,590
Personal Care & Service $19,620
Sales & Related $25,570
Office & Administrative Support $31,400
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,710
Construction & Extraction $34,160
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,880
Production $29,110
Transportation & Material Moving $27,830