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 $10.78 $22.56 $25.57 $31.83 $17.51 $20.92 $23.92 $26.33 $15.83 $8.74 $12.15 $14.34 $16.24
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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 $5,858 $8,254 $10,651 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,858 $8,254 $10,651
Medical $2,420 $7,521 $7,241 $7,298 $5,363 $7,241 $7,298 $6,968 $5,363 $7,241 $7,298 $6,968
Housing $6,456 $8,328 $8,328 $11,388 $6,504 $8,328 $8,328 $11,388 $6,456 $8,328 $8,328 $11,388
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 $18,754 $39,150 $44,361 $55,204 $30,389 $36,301 $41,503 $45,667 $30,341 $42,159 $49,757 $56,318
Annual taxes $3,677 $7,778 $8,821 $11,012 $6,035 $7,203 $8,244 $9,096 $6,028 $8,379 $9,901 $11,233
Required annual income before taxes $22,431 $46,927 $53,182 $66,216 $36,423 $43,504 $49,747 $54,763 $49,389 $36,369 $50,538 $59,657 $67,551

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $73,759
Business & Financial Operations $51,957
Computer & Mathematical $57,831
Architecture & Engineering $63,109
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,548
Community & Social Service $37,679
Legal $56,273
Education, Training, & Library $48,688
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,343
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $50,266
Healthcare Support $24,846
Protective Service $32,667
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,727
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,070
Personal Care & Service $19,506
Sales & Related $22,284
Office & Administrative Support $27,347
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $21,576
Construction & Extraction $36,244
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $34,563
Production $28,054
Transportation & Material Moving $27,552