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 $11.44 $24.97 $28.66 $35.81 $18.17 $21.87 $24.87 $27.48 $17.27 $9.07 $13.35 $15.89 $18.23
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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 $8,375 $11,982 $15,588 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,375 $11,982 $15,588
Medical $2,500 $7,881 $7,600 $7,658 $5,453 $7,600 $7,658 $7,328 $5,453 $7,600 $7,658 $7,328
Housing $7,512 $9,636 $9,636 $12,984 $7,560 $9,636 $9,636 $12,984 $7,512 $9,636 $9,636 $12,984
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 $19,890 $43,334 $49,757 $62,097 $31,535 $37,969 $43,171 $47,623 $31,487 $46,344 $55,153 $63,211
Annual taxes $3,914 $8,596 $9,866 $12,396 $6,251 $7,530 $8,558 $9,526 $6,245 $9,189 $10,932 $12,614
Required annual income before taxes $23,804 $51,930 $59,623 $74,493 $37,786 $45,499 $51,729 $57,149 $53,891 $37,731 $55,533 $66,085 $75,825

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,682
Business & Financial Operations $53,157
Computer & Mathematical $55,945
Architecture & Engineering $63,878
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,508
Community & Social Service $45,100
Legal $50,625
Education, Training, & Library $49,456
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,502
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,622
Healthcare Support $27,757
Protective Service $38,878
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,988
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,350
Personal Care & Service $21,023
Sales & Related $25,656
Office & Administrative Support $30,883
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $34,645
Construction & Extraction $37,167
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,010
Production $30,145
Transportation & Material Moving $34,256