Living Wage Calculation for Valdosta, 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 $10.57 $21.55 $26.67 $33.00 $16.94 $21.51 $23.99 $26.39 $12.36 $8.46 $12.36 $14.63 $16.87
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 $6,528 $8,400 $8,400 $11,268 $6,564 $8,400 $8,400 $11,268 $6,528 $8,400 $8,400 $11,268
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 $18,448 $37,503 $46,406 $57,376 $29,481 $37,434 $41,738 $45,880 $29,445 $43,000 $50,909 $58,656
Annual taxes $3,538 $7,320 $9,078 $11,272 $5,751 $7,306 $8,156 $9,003 $5,746 $8,405 $9,966 $11,525
Required annual income before taxes $21,985 $44,823 $55,484 $68,648 $35,232 $44,740 $49,894 $54,883 $51,405 $35,191 $51,405 $60,876 $70,181

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $72,100
Business & Financial Operations $50,530
Computer & Mathematical $54,700
Architecture & Engineering $57,290
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,760
Community & Social Service $34,940
Legal $61,420
Education, Training, & Library $49,080
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $30,030
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $50,310
Healthcare Support $24,840
Protective Service $30,890
Food Preparation & Serving Related $17,970
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,140
Personal Care & Service $18,940
Sales & Related $20,750
Office & Administrative Support $25,020
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $19,090
Construction & Extraction $31,740
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $32,890
Production $26,640
Transportation & Material Moving $26,400