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 $11.11 $24.87 $28.57 $35.73 $18.19 $21.78 $24.78 $27.39 $17.21 $8.90 $13.30 $15.84 $18.18
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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 $8,375 $11,982 $15,588 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,375 $11,982 $15,588
Medical $2,500 $7,881 $7,600 $7,658 $5,453 $7,600 $7,658 $7,328 $5,453 $7,600 $7,658 $7,328
Housing $6,900 $9,468 $9,468 $12,828 $7,608 $9,468 $9,468 $12,828 $6,900 $9,468 $9,468 $12,828
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 $19,278 $43,166 $49,589 $61,941 $31,583 $37,801 $43,003 $47,467 $30,875 $46,176 $54,985 $63,055
Annual taxes $3,829 $8,572 $9,842 $12,374 $6,258 $7,507 $8,535 $9,504 $6,159 $9,166 $10,909 $12,593
Required annual income before taxes $23,107 $51,739 $59,431 $74,315 $37,841 $45,308 $51,537 $56,971 $53,700 $37,034 $55,342 $65,893 $75,647

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $92,455
Business & Financial Operations $56,703
Computer & Mathematical $74,876
Architecture & Engineering $74,159
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,127
Community & Social Service $37,177
Legal $49,364
Education, Training, & Library $42,579
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,648
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $53,187
Healthcare Support $24,416
Protective Service $42,825
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,188
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,981
Personal Care & Service $19,332
Sales & Related $23,155
Office & Administrative Support $29,284
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $36,931
Construction & Extraction $33,753
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,524
Production $34,512
Transportation & Material Moving $27,696