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 $11.36 $21.15 $23.28 $29.02 $18.29 $21.24 $24.21 $26.98 $15.07 $9.04 $11.43 $13.18 $14.83
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 $2,986 $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 $2,851 $3,759 $4,668 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,851 $3,759 $4,668
Medical $2,411 $7,421 $7,140 $7,198 $5,474 $7,140 $7,198 $6,868 $5,474 $7,140 $7,198 $6,868
Housing $7,748 $9,377 $9,377 $13,156 $8,124 $9,377 $9,377 $13,156 $7,748 $9,377 $9,377 $13,156
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 $20,036 $37,091 $40,814 $50,889 $32,120 $37,249 $42,451 $47,334 $31,743 $40,100 $46,210 $52,002
Annual taxes $3,601 $6,892 $7,599 $9,471 $5,926 $6,920 $7,909 $8,792 $5,873 $7,463 $8,625 $9,681
Required annual income before taxes $23,637 $43,983 $48,414 $60,359 $38,045 $44,169 $50,359 $56,126 $47,004 $37,616 $47,563 $54,834 $61,683

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $74,661
Business & Financial Operations $60,844
Computer & Mathematical $65,815
Architecture & Engineering $82,902
Life, Physical, & Social Science $73,636
Community & Social Service $35,916
Legal $59,676
Education, Training, & Library $43,204
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,229
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $53,925
Healthcare Support $25,615
Protective Service $32,349
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,332
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,562
Personal Care & Service $19,711
Sales & Related $23,421
Office & Administrative Support $31,826
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $22,478
Construction & Extraction $47,324
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,204
Production $50,922
Transportation & Material Moving $27,603