Living Wage Calculation for Long County, Georgia

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual in a household must earn to support his or herself and their family. The assumption is the sole provider is working full-time (2080 hours per year). The tool provides information for individuals, and households with one or two working adults and zero to three children. In the case of households with two working adults, all values are per working adult, single or in a family unless otherwise noted.

The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. Data are updated annually, in the first quarter of the new year. State minimum wages are determined based on the posted value of the minimum wage as of January one of the coming year (National Conference of State Legislatures, 2019). The poverty rate reflects a person's 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.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children
Living Wage $15.65 $28.55 $34.92 $45.92 $24.11 $28.98 $34.46 $37.78 $12.05 $16.01 $20.26 $23.44
Poverty Wage $6.19 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $14.92 $4.19 $5.28 $6.37 $7.46
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

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.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children
Food $3,351 $4,937 $7,417 $9,838 $6,143 $7,645 $9,856 $11,999 $6,143 $7,645 $9,856 $11,999
Child Care $0 $5,072 $10,144 $15,217 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,072 $10,144 $15,217
Medical $2,583 $7,863 $7,650 $7,959 $5,877 $7,650 $7,959 $7,748 $5,877 $7,650 $7,959 $7,748
Housing $7,557 $9,167 $9,167 $13,114 $7,609 $9,167 $9,167 $13,114 $7,609 $9,167 $9,167 $13,114
Transportation $5,509 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $16,304 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $16,304
Civic $2,503 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $5,153 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $5,153
Other $4,508 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $8,655 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $8,655
Required annual income after taxes $26,133 $47,679 $58,325 $76,695 $40,269 $48,409 $57,548 $63,096 $40,269 $53,481 $67,692 $78,313
Annual taxes $6,411 $11,697 $14,309 $18,815 $9,879 $11,876 $14,118 $15,479 $9,879 $13,120 $16,607 $19,213
Required annual income before taxes $32,545 $59,377 $72,634 $95,510 $50,149 $60,285 $71,667 $78,575 $50,149 $66,601 $84,299 $97,525

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $107,000
Business & Financial Operations $72,161
Computer & Mathematical $95,594
Architecture & Engineering $85,525
Life, Physical, & Social Science $68,063
Community & Social Service $45,807
Legal $78,945
Education, Training, & Library $53,596
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $52,430
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $67,453
Healthcare Support $29,553
Protective Service $40,168
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,689
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,585
Personal Care & Service $25,145
Sales & Related $29,949
Office & Administrative Support $38,574
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,875
Construction & Extraction $44,330
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,905
Production $35,759
Transportation & Material Moving $33,919