Living Wage Calculation for Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

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 $10.73 $22.66 $27.32 $33.39 $17.18 $21.94 $24.41 $27.01 $12.91 $8.44 $12.91 $14.95 $17.06
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 $6,754 $9,571 $12,388 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,754 $9,571 $12,388
Medical $2,241 $6,747 $6,461 $6,621 $4,904 $6,461 $6,621 $6,479 $4,904 $6,461 $6,621 $6,479
Housing $6,600 $9,036 $9,036 $12,216 $7,164 $9,036 $9,036 $12,216 $6,600 $9,036 $9,036 $12,216
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 $18,683 $39,419 $47,534 $58,028 $29,903 $38,161 $42,466 $46,919 $29,339 $44,915 $52,037 $59,307
Annual taxes $3,644 $7,712 $9,293 $11,428 $5,840 $7,467 $8,306 $9,263 $5,763 $8,783 $10,171 $11,677
Required annual income before taxes $22,327 $47,131 $56,827 $69,455 $35,744 $45,628 $50,771 $56,182 $53,698 $35,102 $53,698 $62,208 $70,985

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $81,820
Business & Financial Operations $53,980
Computer & Mathematical $72,180
Architecture & Engineering $59,570
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,710
Community & Social Service $41,840
Legal $41,270
Education, Training, & Library $45,180
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,080
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $52,970
Healthcare Support $25,780
Protective Service $35,300
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,740
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,820
Personal Care & Service $19,640
Sales & Related $22,800
Office & Administrative Support $30,290
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $21,670
Construction & Extraction $33,030
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,420
Production $32,840
Transportation & Material Moving $32,840