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 $10.24 $21.35 $26.48 $32.61 $16.64 $21.31 $23.79 $25.99 $12.26 $8.30 $12.26 $14.54 $16.67
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 $5,928 $8,040 $8,040 $10,548 $6,012 $8,040 $8,040 $10,548 $5,928 $8,040 $8,040 $10,548
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 $17,848 $37,143 $46,046 $56,656 $28,929 $37,074 $41,378 $45,160 $28,845 $42,640 $50,549 $57,936
Annual taxes $3,455 $7,271 $9,028 $11,173 $5,675 $7,257 $8,107 $8,904 $5,663 $8,356 $9,917 $11,426
Required annual income before taxes $21,303 $44,414 $55,074 $67,829 $34,604 $44,331 $49,485 $54,064 $50,995 $34,509 $50,995 $60,466 $69,362

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $77,780
Business & Financial Operations $54,180
Computer & Mathematical $56,310
Architecture & Engineering $65,090
Life, Physical, & Social Science $50,660
Community & Social Service $39,410
Legal $57,680
Education, Training, & Library $45,440
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,590
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,160
Healthcare Support $22,710
Protective Service $31,990
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,120
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,760
Personal Care & Service $18,450
Sales & Related $21,220
Office & Administrative Support $29,790
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $35,710
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,660
Production $32,560
Transportation & Material Moving $25,400