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 $11.10 $23.40 $26.82 $33.95 $18.03 $21.22 $24.21 $27.09 $16.33 $9.00 $12.57 $14.96 $17.30
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 $6,804 $9,915 $13,026 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,804 $9,915 $13,026
Medical $2,195 $6,831 $6,550 $6,607 $5,501 $6,550 $6,607 $6,277 $5,501 $6,550 $6,607 $6,277
Housing $7,196 $9,559 $9,559 $13,483 $7,244 $9,559 $9,559 $13,483 $7,196 $9,559 $9,559 $13,483
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 $19,268 $40,635 $46,562 $58,984 $31,267 $36,841 $42,042 $47,071 $31,219 $43,645 $51,957 $60,097
Annual taxes $3,823 $8,047 $9,218 $11,641 $6,231 $7,292 $8,320 $9,279 $6,224 $8,640 $10,285 $11,860
Required annual income before taxes $23,091 $48,682 $55,780 $70,625 $37,498 $44,133 $50,363 $56,350 $50,951 $37,443 $52,285 $62,242 $71,957

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $85,516
Business & Financial Operations $64,698
Computer & Mathematical $71,566
Architecture & Engineering $75,707
Life, Physical, & Social Science $54,253
Community & Social Service $40,016
Legal $56,765
Education, Training, & Library $39,709
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,998
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,646
Healthcare Support $23,555
Protective Service $34,891
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,188
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,591
Personal Care & Service $19,813
Sales & Related $21,761
Office & Administrative Support $31,662
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $39,309
Construction & Extraction $37,802
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,913
Production $35,240
Transportation & Material Moving $30,432