Living Wage Calculation for Jacksonville, NC

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 $11.35 $22.23 $27.45 $34.66 $17.60 $21.92 $24.40 $27.59 $12.70 $8.79 $12.70 $15.02 $17.70
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 $6,035 $9,808 $13,580 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,035 $9,808 $13,580
Medical $2,128 $6,283 $5,996 $6,157 $4,928 $5,996 $6,157 $6,015 $4,928 $5,996 $6,157 $6,015
Housing $7,824 $9,504 $9,504 $13,848 $7,872 $9,504 $9,504 $13,848 $7,824 $9,504 $9,504 $13,848
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 $19,793 $38,704 $47,774 $60,387 $30,636 $38,165 $42,469 $48,087 $30,588 $44,200 $52,277 $61,667
Annual taxes $3,817 $7,543 $9,311 $11,706 $5,970 $7,439 $8,277 $9,309 $5,964 $8,615 $10,189 $11,955
Required annual income before taxes $23,610 $46,247 $57,086 $72,093 $36,606 $45,603 $50,747 $57,395 $52,815 $36,551 $52,815 $62,466 $73,622

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $76,390
Business & Financial Operations $59,360
Computer & Mathematical $60,820
Architecture & Engineering $67,160
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,090
Community & Social Service $43,780
Legal $48,510
Education, Training, & Library $37,070
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $31,720
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,520
Healthcare Support $23,010
Protective Service $36,950
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,280
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,590
Personal Care & Service $19,550
Sales & Related $21,530
Office & Administrative Support $26,940
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $34,100
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,480
Production $33,850
Transportation & Material Moving $26,690