Living Wage Calculation for Albany, GA

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 $11.26 $22.86 $26.43 $32.13 $17.94 $21.74 $24.32 $26.75 $8.89 $12.57 $14.55 $16.47
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 $6,744 $8,592 $8,592 $11,400 $7,056 $8,592 $8,592 $11,400 $6,744 $8,592 $8,592 $11,400
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 $19,576 $39,682 $45,864 $55,724 $31,160 $37,746 $42,209 $46,398 $30,848 $43,641 $50,515 $57,115
Annual taxes $3,847 $7,867 $9,100 $11,110 $6,162 $7,481 $8,371 $9,249 $6,119 $8,657 $10,028 $11,387
Required annual income before taxes $23,423 $47,549 $54,964 $66,833 $37,323 $45,227 $50,580 $55,647 $36,967 $52,298 $60,543 $68,502

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $77,113
Business & Financial Operations $63,955
Computer & Mathematical $61,702
Architecture & Engineering $64,007
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,988
Community & Social Service $37,106
Legal $52,732
Education, Training, & Library $46,827
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,213
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $47,125
Healthcare Support $22,889
Protective Service $33,125
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,021
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,441
Personal Care & Service $19,391
Sales & Related $22,611
Office & Administrative Support $29,298
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,681
Construction & Extraction $33,588
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,885
Production $29,678
Transportation & Material Moving $26,849