Living Wage Calculation for Hattiesburg, 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 $11.12 $21.33 $24.01 $28.99 $18.22 $21.95 $24.50 $27.10 $23.32 $8.83 $11.80 $13.33 $14.89
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 $6,756 $9,480 $9,480 $12,648 $7,788 $9,480 $9,480 $12,648 $6,756 $9,480 $9,480 $12,648
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 $19,579 $37,443 $42,128 $50,850 $32,003 $38,533 $42,996 $47,545 $30,971 $41,402 $46,779 $52,241
Annual taxes $3,553 $6,922 $7,810 $9,450 $5,895 $7,128 $7,974 $8,823 $5,751 $7,672 $8,691 $9,713
Required annual income before taxes $23,132 $44,365 $49,938 $60,299 $37,898 $45,662 $50,970 $56,368 $48,512 $36,722 $49,074 $55,470 $61,954

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $63,852
Business & Financial Operations $49,759
Computer & Mathematical $66,681
Architecture & Engineering $63,688
Life, Physical, & Social Science $45,685
Community & Social Service $35,655
Legal $50,983
Education, Training, & Library $40,439
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,649
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $52,351
Healthcare Support $23,928
Protective Service $30,080
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,751
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,492
Personal Care & Service $19,875
Sales & Related $20,605
Office & Administrative Support $26,366
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,016
Construction & Extraction $34,606
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,536
Production $31,047
Transportation & Material Moving $27,446