Living Wage Calculation for Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, 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 $13.50 $26.85 $31.08 $38.80 $20.00 $24.29 $26.85 $30.63 $28.32 $9.98 $14.56 $16.87 $19.80
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 $10,856 $13,107 $13,107 $18,352 $10,916 $13,107 $13,107 $18,352 $10,856 $13,107 $13,107 $18,352
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 $23,769 $47,089 $54,490 $68,005 $35,111 $42,622 $47,084 $53,711 $35,051 $51,049 $59,140 $69,396
Annual taxes $4,308 $8,756 $10,158 $12,708 $6,484 $7,909 $8,755 $9,999 $6,476 $9,506 $11,039 $12,971
Required annual income before taxes $28,076 $55,845 $64,648 $80,713 $41,595 $50,531 $55,839 $63,710 $58,903 $41,527 $60,555 $70,180 $82,367

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $107,532
Business & Financial Operations $71,568
Computer & Mathematical $81,361
Architecture & Engineering $80,631
Life, Physical, & Social Science $66,764
Community & Social Service $47,197
Legal $61,373
Education, Training, & Library $55,077
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,463
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,818
Healthcare Support $28,804
Protective Service $41,982
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,615
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,599
Personal Care & Service $20,852
Sales & Related $23,794
Office & Administrative Support $34,452
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,899
Construction & Extraction $43,916
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,154
Production $40,470
Transportation & Material Moving $32,970