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 $11.51 $23.51 $26.92 $34.34 $18.44 $21.32 $24.31 $27.48 $16.40 $9.21 $12.62 $15.01 $17.49
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 $6,804 $9,915 $13,026 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,804 $9,915 $13,026
Medical $2,195 $6,831 $6,550 $6,607 $5,501 $6,550 $6,607 $6,277 $5,501 $6,550 $6,607 $6,277
Housing $7,944 $9,744 $9,744 $14,184 $7,992 $9,744 $9,744 $14,184 $7,944 $9,744 $9,744 $14,184
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 $20,016 $40,821 $46,747 $59,684 $32,015 $37,026 $42,228 $47,772 $31,967 $43,830 $52,143 $60,798
Annual taxes $3,927 $8,073 $9,244 $11,739 $6,335 $7,318 $8,346 $9,377 $6,329 $8,666 $10,310 $11,957
Required annual income before taxes $23,943 $48,893 $55,992 $71,423 $38,350 $44,344 $50,574 $57,149 $51,162 $38,296 $52,496 $62,453 $72,755

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $77,644
Business & Financial Operations $62,761
Computer & Mathematical $64,678
Architecture & Engineering $66,533
Life, Physical, & Social Science $0
Community & Social Service $47,048
Legal $50,184
Education, Training, & Library $40,621
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,073
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,421
Healthcare Support $23,616
Protective Service $43,768
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,096
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,714
Personal Care & Service $20,346
Sales & Related $23,175
Office & Administrative Support $26,753
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $35,229
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,458
Production $35,465
Transportation & Material Moving $26,281