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 $11.31 $22.84 $27.97 $34.77 $18.43 $22.80 $25.28 $28.15 $13.00 $8.83 $13.00 $15.28 $17.75
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 $7,884 $10,764 $10,764 $14,496 $9,300 $10,764 $10,764 $14,496 $7,884 $10,764 $10,764 $14,496
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 $19,804 $39,867 $48,770 $60,604 $32,217 $39,798 $44,102 $49,108 $30,801 $45,364 $53,273 $61,884
Annual taxes $3,724 $7,645 $9,402 $11,716 $6,127 $7,631 $8,481 $9,446 $5,932 $8,730 $10,291 $11,969
Required annual income before taxes $23,528 $47,512 $58,172 $72,320 $38,344 $47,429 $52,583 $58,554 $54,094 $36,733 $54,094 $63,564 $73,852

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $82,540
Business & Financial Operations $60,380
Computer & Mathematical $65,250
Architecture & Engineering $84,820
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,070
Community & Social Service $38,650
Legal $58,570
Education, Training, & Library $46,800
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,460
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,640
Healthcare Support $24,160
Protective Service $32,250
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,460
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,480
Personal Care & Service $19,560
Sales & Related $22,990
Office & Administrative Support $30,970
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,340
Construction & Extraction $37,300
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,280
Production $40,430
Transportation & Material Moving $35,000