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 $10.45 $20.77 $24.71 $30.03 $17.16 $21.77 $24.23 $26.79 $11.95 $8.34 $11.95 $13.64 $15.38
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 $3,747 $5,346 $6,946 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,747 $5,346 $6,946
Medical $2,146 $7,112 $6,825 $6,986 $5,034 $6,825 $6,986 $6,844 $5,034 $6,825 $6,986 $6,844
Housing $6,456 $8,772 $8,772 $12,012 $7,332 $8,772 $8,772 $12,012 $6,456 $8,772 $8,772 $12,012
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 $18,444 $36,513 $43,409 $52,746 $30,201 $38,262 $42,566 $47,080 $29,325 $42,009 $47,912 $54,026
Annual taxes $3,292 $6,690 $7,982 $9,709 $5,500 $7,018 $7,824 $8,647 $5,380 $7,720 $8,826 $9,948
Required annual income before taxes $21,736 $43,202 $51,392 $62,455 $35,702 $45,279 $50,391 $55,727 $49,729 $34,705 $49,729 $56,738 $63,974

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $59,890
Business & Financial Operations $48,400
Computer & Mathematical $56,560
Architecture & Engineering $61,780
Life, Physical, & Social Science $42,270
Community & Social Service $35,130
Legal $56,110
Education, Training, & Library $38,600
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,980
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $49,180
Healthcare Support $21,450
Protective Service $27,750
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,540
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,030
Personal Care & Service $18,370
Sales & Related $19,520
Office & Administrative Support $25,670
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,410
Construction & Extraction $33,780
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $35,510
Production $28,240
Transportation & Material Moving $24,210