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 $10.48 $20.48 $23.16 $27.79 $17.44 $21.10 $23.66 $25.90 $8.72 $11.37 $12.91 $14.29
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 $2,869 $3,783 $4,696 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,869 $3,783 $4,696
Medical $2,383 $7,561 $7,217 $7,300 $5,606 $7,217 $7,300 $7,019 $5,606 $7,217 $7,300 $7,019
Housing $5,592 $7,932 $7,932 $10,452 $6,372 $7,932 $7,932 $10,452 $6,372 $7,932 $7,932 $10,452
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 $18,415 $35,895 $40,580 $48,654 $30,587 $36,985 $41,448 $45,349 $30,587 $39,854 $45,231 $50,045
Annual taxes $3,391 $6,706 $7,594 $9,143 $5,697 $6,913 $7,758 $8,517 $5,697 $7,456 $8,475 $9,407
Required annual income before taxes $21,806 $42,601 $48,174 $57,797 $36,285 $43,898 $49,206 $53,866 $36,285 $47,310 $53,706 $59,452

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $69,654
Business & Financial Operations $57,536
Computer & Mathematical $63,677
Architecture & Engineering $71,990
Life, Physical, & Social Science $54,234
Community & Social Service $36,602
Legal $60,931
Education, Training, & Library $41,457
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,095
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $53,483
Healthcare Support $23,630
Protective Service $30,429
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,412
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,770
Personal Care & Service $20,081
Sales & Related $22,241
Office & Administrative Support $29,925
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,680
Construction & Extraction $36,941
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,750
Production $31,180
Transportation & Material Moving $27,950