Living Wage Calculation for Jackson, 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 $10.98 $21.53 $23.66 $28.80 $18.41 $21.62 $24.60 $26.76 $15.32 $8.85 $11.63 $13.37 $14.72
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 $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 $7,048 $10,080 $10,080 $12,751 $8,344 $10,080 $10,080 $12,751 $7,048 $10,080 $10,080 $12,751
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 $19,336 $37,794 $41,517 $50,483 $32,339 $37,952 $43,154 $46,929 $31,043 $40,803 $46,913 $51,597
Annual taxes $3,503 $6,990 $7,697 $9,414 $5,956 $7,018 $8,007 $8,735 $5,776 $7,561 $8,723 $9,624
Required annual income before taxes $22,839 $44,784 $49,215 $59,897 $38,296 $44,970 $51,161 $55,664 $47,806 $36,818 $48,364 $55,636 $61,221

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $71,330
Business & Financial Operations $55,207
Computer & Mathematical $61,982
Architecture & Engineering $67,158
Life, Physical, & Social Science $49,077
Community & Social Service $37,085
Legal $77,224
Education, Training, & Library $40,580
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,372
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,590
Healthcare Support $22,899
Protective Service $28,854
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,291
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,275
Personal Care & Service $21,638
Sales & Related $24,733
Office & Administrative Support $31,181
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $22,981
Construction & Extraction $35,947
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,498
Production $29,705
Transportation & Material Moving $31,191