Living Wage Calculation for Macon, GA

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 $9.93 $21.55 $26.68 $33.02 $17.32 $21.51 $23.99 $26.41 $12.36 $8.14 $12.36 $14.64 $16.88
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 $5,566 $9,171 $12,776 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,566 $9,171 $12,776
Medical $2,078 $6,655 $6,369 $6,529 $5,082 $6,369 $6,529 $6,387 $5,082 $6,369 $6,529 $6,387
Housing $5,362 $8,407 $8,407 $11,303 $7,262 $8,407 $8,407 $11,303 $5,362 $8,407 $8,407 $11,303
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 $17,281 $37,510 $46,413 $57,411 $30,179 $37,441 $41,745 $45,915 $28,279 $43,007 $50,916 $58,691
Annual taxes $3,377 $7,321 $9,079 $11,277 $5,846 $7,307 $8,157 $9,008 $5,585 $8,406 $9,967 $11,530
Required annual income before taxes $20,659 $44,831 $55,492 $68,689 $36,026 $44,748 $49,902 $54,923 $51,413 $33,864 $51,413 $60,883 $70,221

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $76,940
Business & Financial Operations $51,890
Computer & Mathematical $59,190
Architecture & Engineering $66,570
Life, Physical, & Social Science $48,880
Community & Social Service $36,920
Legal $61,900
Education, Training, & Library $43,430
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,030
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $52,100
Healthcare Support $23,980
Protective Service $30,240
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,270
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $18,860
Personal Care & Service $18,940
Sales & Related $22,570
Office & Administrative Support $30,000
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,170
Construction & Extraction $30,370
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $35,930
Production $33,240
Transportation & Material Moving $23,270