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 $11.23 $21.77 $23.90 $29.51 $18.58 $21.86 $24.84 $27.47 $15.48 $8.98 $11.75 $13.50 $15.07
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 $2,986 $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 $2,851 $3,759 $4,668 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,851 $3,759 $4,668
Medical $2,411 $7,421 $7,140 $7,198 $5,474 $7,140 $7,198 $6,868 $5,474 $7,140 $7,198 $6,868
Housing $7,512 $10,524 $10,524 $14,052 $8,652 $10,524 $10,524 $14,052 $7,512 $10,524 $10,524 $14,052
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 $19,801 $38,238 $41,962 $51,785 $32,647 $38,397 $43,598 $48,230 $31,507 $41,248 $47,357 $52,898
Annual taxes $3,568 $7,052 $7,759 $9,596 $5,999 $7,080 $8,069 $8,917 $5,840 $7,623 $8,785 $9,806
Required annual income before taxes $23,369 $45,290 $49,721 $61,380 $38,647 $45,477 $51,667 $57,147 $48,312 $37,348 $48,871 $56,142 $62,704

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $63,765
Business & Financial Operations $50,748
Computer & Mathematical $61,849
Architecture & Engineering $64,339
Life, Physical, & Social Science $45,469
Community & Social Service $35,281
Legal $60,311
Education, Training, & Library $38,089
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,855
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $51,722
Healthcare Support $23,134
Protective Service $30,432
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,239
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,537
Personal Care & Service $19,588
Sales & Related $20,531
Office & Administrative Support $26,148
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,423
Construction & Extraction $33,323
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,812
Production $30,832
Transportation & Material Moving $24,129