Living Wage Calculation for Lynchburg, VA

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 $10.87 $22.64 $27.30 $33.30 $17.26 $21.92 $24.39 $26.92 $12.90 $8.51 $12.90 $14.94 $17.02
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 $6,754 $9,571 $12,388 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,754 $9,571 $12,388
Medical $2,241 $6,747 $6,461 $6,621 $4,904 $6,461 $6,621 $6,479 $4,904 $6,461 $6,621 $6,479
Housing $6,852 $9,000 $9,000 $12,048 $7,296 $9,000 $9,000 $12,048 $6,852 $9,000 $9,000 $12,048
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 $18,935 $39,383 $47,498 $57,860 $30,035 $38,125 $42,430 $46,751 $29,591 $44,879 $52,001 $59,139
Annual taxes $3,679 $7,707 $9,288 $11,405 $5,859 $7,462 $8,301 $9,240 $5,798 $8,778 $10,166 $11,654
Required annual income before taxes $22,614 $47,090 $56,786 $69,264 $35,894 $45,587 $50,730 $55,991 $53,657 $35,389 $53,657 $62,167 $70,793

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $85,830
Business & Financial Operations $54,040
Computer & Mathematical $71,560
Architecture & Engineering $68,680
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,040
Community & Social Service $38,910
Legal $49,590
Education, Training, & Library $39,320
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,140
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $49,260
Healthcare Support $22,910
Protective Service $38,400
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,550
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,080
Personal Care & Service $18,770
Sales & Related $23,270
Office & Administrative Support $28,210
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,060
Construction & Extraction $34,050
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,240
Production $32,050
Transportation & Material Moving $27,010