Living Wage Calculation for Macon-Bibb County, 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 $10.91 $23.33 $26.34 $32.79 $18.57 $21.69 $24.69 $27.28 $16.34 $8.80 $12.53 $14.73 $16.72
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 $2,986 $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 $5,858 $8,254 $10,651 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,858 $8,254 $10,651
Medical $2,420 $7,521 $7,241 $7,298 $5,363 $7,241 $7,298 $6,968 $5,363 $7,241 $7,298 $6,968
Housing $6,680 $9,735 $9,735 $13,129 $8,434 $9,735 $9,735 $13,129 $6,680 $9,735 $9,735 $13,129
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 $18,978 $40,557 $45,768 $56,945 $32,319 $37,708 $42,910 $47,408 $30,565 $43,566 $51,164 $58,059
Annual taxes $3,709 $7,974 $9,017 $11,255 $6,304 $7,399 $8,441 $9,339 $6,059 $8,575 $10,097 $11,476
Required annual income before taxes $22,687 $48,530 $54,785 $68,200 $38,623 $45,108 $51,350 $56,747 $50,993 $36,624 $52,141 $61,261 $69,535

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $81,037
Business & Financial Operations $50,194
Computer & Mathematical $64,011
Architecture & Engineering $65,846
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,513
Community & Social Service $39,391
Legal $57,134
Education, Training, & Library $45,807
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,477
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $53,003
Healthcare Support $24,272
Protective Service $34,778
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,973
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,547
Personal Care & Service $19,332
Sales & Related $23,719
Office & Administrative Support $30,822
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,395
Construction & Extraction $32,780
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,079
Production $33,210
Transportation & Material Moving $24,682