Living Wage Calculation for New Bern, NC

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 $11.32 $22.75 $27.96 $35.07 $17.57 $22.44 $24.91 $28.00 $12.95 $8.77 $12.95 $15.27 $17.90
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 $6,035 $9,808 $13,580 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,035 $9,808 $13,580
Medical $2,128 $6,283 $5,996 $6,157 $4,928 $5,996 $6,157 $6,015 $4,928 $5,996 $6,157 $6,015
Housing $7,772 $10,443 $10,443 $14,594 $7,818 $10,443 $10,443 $14,594 $7,772 $10,443 $10,443 $14,594
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 $19,741 $39,642 $48,713 $61,133 $30,581 $39,104 $43,408 $48,833 $30,536 $45,139 $53,216 $62,413
Annual taxes $3,809 $7,672 $9,440 $11,808 $5,963 $7,567 $8,406 $9,411 $5,957 $8,744 $10,318 $12,058
Required annual income before taxes $23,551 $47,315 $58,154 $72,941 $36,544 $46,671 $51,815 $58,244 $53,882 $36,492 $53,882 $63,534 $74,471

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $78,340
Business & Financial Operations $62,470
Computer & Mathematical $68,040
Architecture & Engineering $74,870
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,300
Community & Social Service $41,120
Legal $62,880
Education, Training, & Library $39,210
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,480
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,940
Healthcare Support $19,840
Protective Service $33,740
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,560
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,410
Personal Care & Service $19,480
Sales & Related $21,590
Office & Administrative Support $29,560
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,360
Construction & Extraction $35,700
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,030
Production $34,570
Transportation & Material Moving $29,520