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 $10.98 $22.70 $26.26 $31.95 $17.77 $21.58 $24.15 $26.57 $24.42 $8.75 $12.49 $14.47 $16.37
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
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 $2,994 $4,413 $6,644 $8,812 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741
Child Care $0 $5,895 $8,306 $10,717 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,895 $8,306 $10,717
Medical $2,392 $7,662 $7,318 $7,401 $5,495 $7,318 $7,401 $7,120 $5,495 $7,318 $7,401 $7,120
Housing $6,240 $8,292 $8,292 $11,064 $6,732 $8,292 $8,292 $11,064 $6,240 $8,292 $8,292 $11,064
Transportation $4,623 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329
Other $2,824 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808
Required annual income after taxes $19,072 $39,382 $45,564 $55,388 $30,836 $37,446 $41,909 $46,062 $30,344 $43,341 $50,215 $56,779
Annual taxes $3,777 $7,825 $9,058 $11,063 $6,117 $7,439 $8,329 $9,202 $6,049 $8,615 $9,986 $11,340
Required annual income before taxes $22,849 $47,207 $54,622 $66,450 $36,953 $44,885 $50,238 $55,264 $50,800 $36,393 $51,956 $60,201 $68,119

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $83,182
Business & Financial Operations $53,699
Computer & Mathematical $0
Architecture & Engineering $65,591
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,864
Community & Social Service $39,873
Legal $56,765
Education, Training, & Library $50,819
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,054
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,283
Healthcare Support $28,187
Protective Service $35,161
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,247
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,856
Personal Care & Service $19,566
Sales & Related $23,660
Office & Administrative Support $31,571
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,870
Construction & Extraction $33,968
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,673
Production $31,571
Transportation & Material Moving $28,660