Living Wage Calculation for Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

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 $11.18 $21.15 $25.09 $30.58 $17.55 $22.15 $24.61 $27.35 $12.14 $8.71 $12.14 $13.83 $15.66
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 $3,747 $5,346 $6,946 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,747 $5,346 $6,946
Medical $2,146 $7,112 $6,825 $6,986 $5,034 $6,825 $6,986 $6,844 $5,034 $6,825 $6,986 $6,844
Housing $7,789 $9,466 $9,466 $13,029 $8,044 $9,466 $9,466 $13,029 $7,789 $9,466 $9,466 $13,029
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 $19,777 $37,207 $44,104 $53,763 $30,913 $38,956 $43,261 $48,097 $30,658 $42,703 $48,607 $55,043
Annual taxes $3,476 $6,785 $8,078 $9,848 $5,598 $7,113 $7,920 $8,786 $5,563 $7,815 $8,922 $10,088
Required annual income before taxes $23,252 $43,992 $52,181 $63,611 $36,511 $46,069 $51,180 $56,883 $50,518 $36,221 $50,518 $57,528 $65,131

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $74,150
Business & Financial Operations $58,570
Computer & Mathematical $68,030
Architecture & Engineering $76,260
Life, Physical, & Social Science $70,280
Community & Social Service $38,040
Legal $67,440
Education, Training, & Library $39,850
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,240
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $52,860
Healthcare Support $24,970
Protective Service $30,270
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,830
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,910
Personal Care & Service $19,740
Sales & Related $22,340
Office & Administrative Support $30,160
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $20,190
Construction & Extraction $44,520
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,610
Production $47,230
Transportation & Material Moving $26,080