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 $11.28 $24.88 $29.11 $35.84 $18.20 $22.33 $24.88 $27.67 $26.35 $8.88 $13.57 $15.89 $18.32
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 $8,427 $12,056 $15,685 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,427 $12,056 $15,685
Medical $2,472 $8,023 $7,679 $7,762 $5,586 $7,679 $7,762 $7,481 $5,586 $7,679 $7,762 $7,481
Housing $6,816 $9,516 $9,516 $12,948 $7,632 $9,516 $9,516 $12,948 $6,816 $9,516 $9,516 $12,948
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 $19,728 $43,499 $50,899 $62,601 $31,827 $39,031 $43,494 $48,307 $31,011 $47,458 $55,550 $63,992
Annual taxes $3,744 $8,255 $9,657 $11,954 $6,026 $7,408 $8,254 $9,245 $5,912 $9,005 $10,538 $12,217
Required annual income before taxes $23,472 $51,754 $60,556 $74,554 $37,853 $46,439 $51,748 $57,552 $54,811 $36,923 $56,463 $66,088 $76,209

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $94,210
Business & Financial Operations $60,849
Computer & Mathematical $77,925
Architecture & Engineering $76,845
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,937
Community & Social Service $39,287
Legal $52,434
Education, Training, & Library $45,212
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,334
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,263
Healthcare Support $26,006
Protective Service $42,270
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,546
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,753
Personal Care & Service $19,504
Sales & Related $23,290
Office & Administrative Support $30,296
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $39,513
Construction & Extraction $35,100
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,797
Production $34,750
Transportation & Material Moving $29,154