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 $18.37 $33.14 $41.14 $53.59 $26.97 $31.96 $37.43 $40.58 $13.40 $18.31 $23.37 $27.28
Poverty Wage $6.19 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $14.92 $4.19 $5.28 $6.37 $7.46
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 $3,351 $4,937 $7,417 $9,838 $6,143 $7,645 $9,856 $11,999 $6,143 $7,645 $9,856 $11,999
Child Care $0 $7,782 $15,564 $23,347 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,782 $15,564 $23,347
Medical $2,583 $7,863 $7,650 $7,959 $5,877 $7,650 $7,959 $7,748 $5,877 $7,650 $7,959 $7,748
Housing $12,108 $14,135 $14,135 $17,799 $12,393 $14,135 $14,135 $17,799 $12,108 $14,135 $14,135 $17,799
Transportation $5,509 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $16,304 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $16,304
Civic $2,503 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $5,153 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $5,153
Other $4,508 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $8,655 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $8,655
Required annual income after taxes $30,685 $55,359 $68,714 $89,509 $45,054 $53,377 $62,517 $67,781 $44,769 $61,160 $78,081 $91,127
Annual taxes $7,528 $13,581 $16,858 $21,959 $11,053 $13,095 $15,337 $16,629 $10,983 $15,004 $19,156 $22,356
Required annual income before taxes $38,213 $68,940 $85,571 $111,468 $56,106 $66,472 $77,854 $84,410 $55,752 $76,164 $97,237 $113,484

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $117,561
Business & Financial Operations $75,135
Computer & Mathematical $99,189
Architecture & Engineering $86,766
Life, Physical, & Social Science $73,113
Community & Social Service $49,070
Legal $84,177
Education, Training, & Library $54,484
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $55,126
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $72,364
Healthcare Support $31,372
Protective Service $43,014
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,384
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,093
Personal Care & Service $25,926
Sales & Related $32,870
Office & Administrative Support $40,735
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,111
Construction & Extraction $46,352
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $52,302
Production $36,936
Transportation & Material Moving $34,914