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 $11.44 $25.10 $28.80 $36.04 $18.23 $22.01 $25.01 $27.70 $17.36 $9.07 $13.42 $15.95 $18.34
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 $2,986 $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 $8,375 $11,982 $15,588 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,375 $11,982 $15,588
Medical $2,500 $7,881 $7,600 $7,658 $5,453 $7,600 $7,658 $7,328 $5,453 $7,600 $7,658 $7,328
Housing $7,500 $9,888 $9,888 $13,392 $7,680 $9,888 $9,888 $13,392 $7,500 $9,888 $9,888 $13,392
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 $19,878 $43,586 $50,009 $62,505 $31,655 $38,221 $43,423 $48,031 $31,475 $46,596 $55,405 $63,619
Annual taxes $3,913 $8,631 $9,901 $12,453 $6,268 $7,565 $8,593 $9,583 $6,243 $9,224 $10,967 $12,671
Required annual income before taxes $23,791 $52,217 $59,910 $74,958 $37,923 $45,786 $52,016 $57,613 $54,178 $37,718 $55,820 $66,372 $76,290

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $83,630
Business & Financial Operations $55,114
Computer & Mathematical $74,333
Architecture & Engineering $62,556
Life, Physical, & Social Science $71,812
Community & Social Service $43,891
Legal $47,181
Education, Training, & Library $46,709
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,745
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,643
Healthcare Support $26,117
Protective Service $37,238
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,854
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,355
Personal Care & Service $19,998
Sales & Related $23,565
Office & Administrative Support $32,083
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,211
Construction & Extraction $35,024
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,768
Production $35,024
Transportation & Material Moving $36,408