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 $11.21 $22.81 $26.38 $32.42 $17.75 $21.70 $24.27 $27.04 $24.54 $8.86 $12.55 $14.53 $16.61
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 $5,895 $8,306 $10,717 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,895 $8,306 $10,717
Medical $2,392 $7,662 $7,318 $7,401 $5,495 $7,318 $7,401 $7,120 $5,495 $7,318 $7,401 $7,120
Housing $6,648 $8,508 $8,508 $11,928 $6,696 $8,508 $8,508 $11,928 $6,648 $8,508 $8,508 $11,928
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 $19,480 $39,598 $45,780 $56,252 $30,800 $37,662 $42,125 $46,926 $30,752 $43,557 $50,431 $57,643
Annual taxes $3,834 $7,855 $9,089 $11,183 $6,112 $7,469 $8,359 $9,323 $6,105 $8,645 $10,016 $11,461
Required annual income before taxes $23,314 $47,453 $54,869 $67,435 $36,912 $45,131 $50,484 $56,248 $51,046 $36,858 $52,202 $60,447 $69,104

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $79,653
Business & Financial Operations $54,861
Computer & Mathematical $61,065
Architecture & Engineering $67,700
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,491
Community & Social Service $38,443
Legal $55,839
Education, Training, & Library $46,230
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $29,329
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,347
Healthcare Support $25,584
Protective Service $35,203
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,093
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,068
Personal Care & Service $20,142
Sales & Related $22,539
Office & Administrative Support $27,600
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,105
Construction & Extraction $37,137
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $35,542
Production $28,907
Transportation & Material Moving $27,909