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 $11.87 $23.87 $27.85 $34.93 $18.62 $22.21 $24.78 $28.19 $25.51 $9.30 $13.08 $15.26 $17.87
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
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 $2,994 $4,413 $6,644 $8,812 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741
Child Care $0 $6,846 $9,976 $13,107 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,846 $9,976 $13,107
Medical $2,165 $6,969 $6,625 $6,707 $5,634 $6,625 $6,707 $6,426 $5,634 $6,625 $6,707 $6,426
Housing $8,028 $10,116 $10,116 $14,712 $8,076 $10,116 $10,116 $14,712 $8,028 $10,116 $10,116 $14,712
Transportation $4,623 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329
Other $2,824 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808
Required annual income after taxes $20,634 $41,463 $48,365 $60,732 $32,319 $38,577 $43,039 $49,016 $32,271 $45,423 $53,015 $62,123
Annual taxes $4,066 $8,191 $9,554 $11,932 $6,405 $7,621 $8,502 $9,618 $6,398 $8,973 $10,472 $12,206
Required annual income before taxes $24,700 $49,654 $57,918 $72,664 $38,724 $46,197 $51,541 $58,634 $53,054 $38,669 $54,395 $63,488 $74,330

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $80,096
Business & Financial Operations $64,521
Computer & Mathematical $65,550
Architecture & Engineering $67,720
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,132
Community & Social Service $48,617
Legal $54,275
Education, Training, & Library $41,416
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,536
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,161
Healthcare Support $24,442
Protective Service $45,685
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,319
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,652
Personal Care & Service $20,111
Sales & Related $23,239
Office & Administrative Support $27,323
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $36,838
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,811
Production $30,388
Transportation & Material Moving $25,780