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 $11.62 $21.13 $23.81 $29.07 $18.28 $21.75 $24.30 $27.18 $23.12 $9.08 $11.70 $13.23 $14.93
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 $2,869 $3,783 $4,696 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,869 $3,783 $4,696
Medical $2,383 $7,561 $7,217 $7,300 $5,606 $7,217 $7,300 $7,019 $5,606 $7,217 $7,300 $7,019
Housing $7,660 $9,112 $9,112 $12,801 $7,903 $9,112 $9,112 $12,801 $7,660 $9,112 $9,112 $12,801
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 $20,483 $37,075 $41,760 $51,003 $32,119 $38,165 $42,628 $47,698 $31,876 $41,034 $46,411 $52,394
Annual taxes $3,679 $6,871 $7,758 $9,471 $5,911 $7,077 $7,923 $8,845 $5,877 $7,621 $8,640 $9,734
Required annual income before taxes $24,162 $43,946 $49,519 $60,473 $38,030 $45,243 $50,551 $56,542 $48,093 $37,753 $48,655 $55,051 $62,128

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $76,125
Business & Financial Operations $64,007
Computer & Mathematical $69,870
Architecture & Engineering $82,359
Life, Physical, & Social Science $66,558
Community & Social Service $36,159
Legal $60,283
Education, Training, & Library $42,609
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,095
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,456
Healthcare Support $27,210
Protective Service $34,102
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,463
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,562
Personal Care & Service $19,947
Sales & Related $23,403
Office & Administrative Support $33,094
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,681
Construction & Extraction $48,946
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,204
Production $51,734
Transportation & Material Moving $29,473