Living Wage Calculation for Grenada County, Mississippi

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 $10.35 $20.52 $23.56 $28.08 $16.93 $21.47 $23.95 $26.73 $8.47 $11.57 $13.07 $14.73
Poverty Wage $6.00 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $14.50 $4.06 $5.13 $6.19 $7.25
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 $3,010 $4,446 $6,682 $8,863 $5,518 $6,877 $8,872 $10,802 $5,518 $6,877 $8,872 $10,802
Child Care $0 $2,916 $3,845 $4,774 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,916 $3,845 $4,774
Medical $2,377 $7,673 $7,385 $7,505 $5,137 $7,385 $7,505 $7,406 $5,137 $7,385 $7,505 $7,406
Housing $5,664 $7,812 $7,812 $10,260 $5,904 $7,812 $7,812 $10,260 $5,904 $7,812 $7,812 $10,260
Transportation $4,322 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $12,206 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $12,206
Other $2,812 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $6,126 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $6,126
Required annual income after taxes $18,185 $35,960 $41,280 $49,169 $29,672 $37,630 $41,956 $46,801 $29,672 $40,546 $45,801 $51,575
Annual taxes $3,345 $6,721 $7,729 $9,242 $5,545 $7,038 $7,858 $8,793 $5,545 $7,590 $8,586 $9,698
Required annual income before taxes $21,530 $42,681 $49,009 $58,411 $35,217 $44,668 $49,814 $55,594 $35,217 $48,136 $54,388 $61,273

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $69,873
Business & Financial Operations $56,578
Computer & Mathematical $64,750
Architecture & Engineering $72,109
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,266
Community & Social Service $37,295
Legal $57,706
Education, Training, & Library $41,137
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,067
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $53,396
Healthcare Support $23,887
Protective Service $30,515
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,344
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,346
Personal Care & Service $20,330
Sales & Related $22,342
Office & Administrative Support $29,966
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,192
Construction & Extraction $37,071
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,415
Production $31,470
Transportation & Material Moving $28,624