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 $10.35 $21.31 $25.25 $30.21 $17.55 $22.31 $24.76 $26.98 $12.22 $8.29 $12.22 $13.91 $15.47
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 $6,271 $9,756 $9,756 $12,348 $8,038 $9,756 $9,756 $12,348 $6,271 $9,756 $9,756 $12,348
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 $18,259 $37,496 $44,393 $53,083 $30,907 $39,246 $43,550 $47,416 $29,140 $42,993 $48,896 $54,362
Annual taxes $3,267 $6,825 $8,117 $9,755 $5,597 $7,153 $7,959 $8,693 $5,354 $7,855 $8,961 $9,995
Required annual income before taxes $21,526 $44,321 $52,511 $62,837 $36,504 $46,398 $51,510 $56,109 $50,848 $34,495 $50,848 $57,857 $64,357

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $70,030
Business & Financial Operations $52,310
Computer & Mathematical $59,260
Architecture & Engineering $63,980
Life, Physical, & Social Science $47,260
Community & Social Service $35,460
Legal $66,210
Education, Training, & Library $38,780
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,330
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,750
Healthcare Support $22,100
Protective Service $26,520
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,560
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,780
Personal Care & Service $18,720
Sales & Related $23,440
Office & Administrative Support $29,570
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $21,620
Construction & Extraction $33,930
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,350
Production $31,290
Transportation & Material Moving $28,710