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 $13.85 $27.36 $33.31 $42.06 $22.53 $26.87 $30.51 $32.34 $11.18 $15.08 $18.55 $21.12
Poverty Wage $6.13 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $14.75 $4.14 $5.22 $6.30 $7.38
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 $3,177 $4,670 $6,990 $9,294 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345
Child Care $0 $5,491 $10,981 $16,473 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,491 $10,981 $16,473
Medical $2,713 $8,368 $8,056 $8,195 $6,099 $8,056 $8,195 $7,849 $6,099 $8,056 $8,195 $7,849
Housing $7,364 $9,067 $9,067 $11,824 $7,634 $9,067 $9,067 $11,824 $7,364 $9,067 $9,067 $11,824
Transportation $5,113 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611
Civic $1,811 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982
Other $2,875 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $6,235 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $6,235
Required annual income after taxes $23,054 $45,550 $55,465 $70,026 $37,511 $44,732 $50,807 $53,845 $37,241 $50,222 $61,789 $70,318
Annual taxes $5,745 $11,352 $13,823 $17,452 $9,348 $11,148 $12,662 $13,419 $9,281 $12,516 $15,399 $17,524
Required annual income before taxes $28,799 $56,902 $69,288 $87,478 $46,860 $55,880 $63,470 $67,264 $46,523 $62,739 $77,188 $87,842

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $74,181
Business & Financial Operations $64,718
Computer & Mathematical $75,041
Architecture & Engineering $73,312
Life, Physical, & Social Science $65,076
Community & Social Service $41,751
Legal $69,445
Education, Training, & Library $45,014
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,088
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,705
Healthcare Support $26,037
Protective Service $36,052
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,643
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,852
Personal Care & Service $20,328
Sales & Related $21,678
Office & Administrative Support $28,983
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,840
Construction & Extraction $34,487
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $51,081
Production $31,694
Transportation & Material Moving $30,026