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 $11.86 $25.32 $29.55 $36.44 $18.36 $22.77 $25.32 $28.26 $26.79 $9.17 $13.79 $16.11 $18.62
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 $8,427 $12,056 $15,685 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,427 $12,056 $15,685
Medical $2,472 $8,023 $7,679 $7,762 $5,586 $7,679 $7,762 $7,481 $5,586 $7,679 $7,762 $7,481
Housing $7,872 $10,320 $10,320 $14,028 $7,920 $10,320 $10,320 $14,028 $7,872 $10,320 $10,320 $14,028
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 $20,784 $44,303 $51,703 $63,681 $32,115 $39,835 $44,298 $49,387 $32,067 $48,262 $56,354 $65,072
Annual taxes $3,892 $8,367 $9,769 $12,104 $6,066 $7,520 $8,366 $9,396 $6,060 $9,117 $10,651 $12,368
Required annual income before taxes $24,676 $52,670 $61,472 $75,785 $38,181 $47,355 $52,664 $58,782 $55,727 $38,126 $57,379 $67,004 $77,440

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,961
Business & Financial Operations $58,493
Computer & Mathematical $69,233
Architecture & Engineering $65,426
Life, Physical, & Social Science $67,885
Community & Social Service $43,504
Legal $51,137
Education, Training, & Library $47,064
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $0
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,063
Healthcare Support $27,909
Protective Service $37,888
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,885
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,689
Personal Care & Service $19,792
Sales & Related $23,990
Office & Administrative Support $33,217
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $21,675
Construction & Extraction $38,299
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,195
Production $41,149
Transportation & Material Moving $38,340