Living Wage Calculation for Rome, 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 $10.51 $22.38 $25.38 $31.41 $17.37 $20.73 $23.73 $25.91 $15.71 $8.61 $12.06 $14.25 $16.03
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 $5,964 $7,992 $7,992 $10,620 $6,240 $7,992 $7,992 $10,620 $5,964 $7,992 $7,992 $10,620
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 $18,262 $38,814 $44,025 $54,436 $30,125 $35,965 $41,167 $44,899 $29,849 $41,823 $49,421 $55,550
Annual taxes $3,609 $7,731 $8,774 $10,905 $5,998 $7,156 $8,197 $8,989 $5,959 $8,332 $9,854 $11,126
Required annual income before taxes $21,871 $46,544 $52,799 $65,341 $36,122 $43,121 $49,364 $53,887 $49,006 $35,808 $50,155 $59,275 $66,676

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $85,331
Business & Financial Operations $55,227
Computer & Mathematical $63,150
Architecture & Engineering $64,954
Life, Physical, & Social Science $49,938
Community & Social Service $40,826
Legal $53,362
Education, Training, & Library $44,598
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,741
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,460
Healthcare Support $25,728
Protective Service $33,630
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,096
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,006
Personal Care & Service $19,270
Sales & Related $23,032
Office & Administrative Support $30,873
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,628
Construction & Extraction $35,619
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,980
Production $29,797
Transportation & Material Moving $27,460