Living Wage Calculation for Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, 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 $16.87 $31.92 $38.18 $49.34 $26.15 $30.03 $34.68 $36.81 $12.98 $17.09 $21.49 $24.63
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 $7,239 $14,479 $21,718 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,239 $14,479 $21,718
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 $11,882 $13,932 $13,932 $17,787 $12,225 $13,932 $13,932 $17,787 $11,882 $13,932 $13,932 $17,787
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 $2,382 $4,909 $3,828 $5,978 $4,909 $3,828 $5,978 $5,561 $4,909 $3,828 $5,978 $5,561
Other $4,247 $7,158 $7,599 $9,085 $7,158 $7,599 $9,085 $8,944 $7,158 $7,599 $9,085 $8,944
Required annual income after taxes $29,513 $55,655 $66,557 $85,952 $45,594 $52,326 $60,392 $64,096 $45,251 $59,565 $74,870 $85,814
Annual taxes $5,578 $10,743 $12,868 $16,671 $8,790 $10,129 $11,738 $12,460 $8,742 $11,523 $14,527 $16,643
Required annual income before taxes $35,091 $66,398 $79,425 $102,623 $54,384 $62,454 $72,129 $76,556 $53,993 $71,088 $89,397 $102,457

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $113,190
Business & Financial Operations $70,989
Computer & Mathematical $91,205
Architecture & Engineering $80,882
Life, Physical, & Social Science $67,941
Community & Social Service $48,421
Legal $80,473
Education, Training, & Library $51,009
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $52,237
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $68,268
Healthcare Support $29,617
Protective Service $37,935
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,870
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,528
Personal Care & Service $24,134
Sales & Related $29,341
Office & Administrative Support $37,986
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,858
Construction & Extraction $41,894
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,602
Production $33,832
Transportation & Material Moving $31,858