Living Wage Calculation for Savannah, 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 $11.89 $24.07 $27.08 $33.88 $19.21 $22.43 $25.43 $28.37 $16.84 $9.29 $12.90 $15.10 $17.26
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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 $8,472 $11,088 $11,088 $15,120 $9,612 $11,088 $11,088 $15,120 $8,472 $11,088 $11,088 $15,120
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 $20,770 $41,910 $47,121 $58,936 $33,497 $39,061 $44,263 $49,399 $32,357 $44,919 $52,517 $60,050
Annual taxes $3,959 $8,163 $9,206 $11,532 $6,468 $7,588 $8,629 $9,616 $6,309 $8,764 $10,286 $11,754
Required annual income before taxes $24,728 $50,072 $56,327 $70,469 $39,965 $46,649 $52,892 $59,015 $52,534 $38,666 $53,683 $62,802 $71,803

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $85,249
Business & Financial Operations $61,521
Computer & Mathematical $72,140
Architecture & Engineering $90,426
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,878
Community & Social Service $40,969
Legal $62,453
Education, Training, & Library $46,494
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,698
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,421
Healthcare Support $25,471
Protective Service $33,753
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,096
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,838
Personal Care & Service $20,531
Sales & Related $23,821
Office & Administrative Support $31,980
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,939
Construction & Extraction $38,417
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,509
Production $41,707
Transportation & Material Moving $30,730