Living Wage Calculation for Harrisonburg, VA

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 $11.31 $23.02 $27.68 $33.75 $17.45 $22.30 $24.77 $27.36 $13.09 $8.72 $13.09 $15.13 $17.24
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 $6,754 $9,571 $12,388 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,754 $9,571 $12,388
Medical $2,241 $6,747 $6,461 $6,621 $4,904 $6,461 $6,621 $6,479 $4,904 $6,461 $6,621 $6,479
Housing $7,644 $9,696 $9,696 $12,864 $7,656 $9,696 $9,696 $12,864 $7,644 $9,696 $9,696 $12,864
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 $19,727 $40,079 $48,194 $58,676 $30,395 $38,821 $43,126 $47,567 $30,383 $45,575 $52,697 $59,955
Annual taxes $3,788 $7,802 $9,384 $11,517 $5,908 $7,557 $8,396 $9,352 $5,906 $8,874 $10,262 $11,766
Required annual income before taxes $23,514 $47,881 $57,578 $70,193 $36,303 $46,379 $51,522 $56,919 $54,449 $36,290 $54,449 $62,958 $71,722

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $86,240
Business & Financial Operations $53,310
Computer & Mathematical $53,350
Architecture & Engineering $59,890
Life, Physical, & Social Science $49,170
Community & Social Service $41,600
Legal $44,960
Education, Training, & Library $46,650
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,320
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $52,840
Healthcare Support $27,480
Protective Service $36,580
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,450
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,830
Personal Care & Service $20,620
Sales & Related $24,020
Office & Administrative Support $28,780
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,570
Construction & Extraction $35,840
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,800
Production $28,580
Transportation & Material Moving $32,550