Living Wage Calculation for Morgan 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 $12.02 $23.42 $26.98 $33.54 $18.66 $22.30 $24.88 $28.17 $9.33 $12.85 $14.83 $17.17
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

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 $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 $8,136 $9,612 $9,612 $13,980 $8,364 $9,612 $9,612 $13,980 $8,364 $9,612 $9,612 $13,980
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 $20,968 $40,702 $46,884 $58,304 $32,468 $38,766 $43,229 $48,978 $32,468 $44,661 $51,535 $59,695
Annual taxes $4,041 $8,009 $9,243 $11,470 $6,345 $7,623 $8,513 $9,609 $6,345 $8,799 $10,170 $11,747
Required annual income before taxes $25,009 $48,711 $56,127 $69,773 $38,813 $46,389 $51,742 $58,587 $38,813 $53,460 $61,705 $71,442

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $103,633
Business & Financial Operations $66,054
Computer & Mathematical $84,283
Architecture & Engineering $75,806
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,840
Community & Social Service $43,021
Legal $77,431
Education, Training, & Library $48,669
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $47,722
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,062
Healthcare Support $28,166
Protective Service $36,530
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,504
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,165
Personal Care & Service $22,045
Sales & Related $25,183
Office & Administrative Support $33,516
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,502
Construction & Extraction $38,412
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,319
Production $31,520
Transportation & Material Moving $30,399