Living Wage Calculation for Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

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 $12.89 $28.18 $33.74 $42.25 $20.29 $25.74 $28.38 $32.69 $9.67 $15.46 $18.25 $21.89
Poverty Wage $6.00 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $14.50 $4.06 $5.13 $6.19 $7.25
Minimum Wage $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00

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 $3,495 $5,163 $7,760 $10,292 $6,408 $7,987 $10,303 $12,545 $6,408 $7,987 $10,303 $12,545
Child Care $0 $9,009 $14,147 $19,286 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,009 $14,147 $19,286
Medical $2,613 $8,255 $7,967 $8,088 $5,574 $7,967 $8,088 $7,989 $5,574 $7,967 $8,088 $7,989
Housing $10,296 $15,348 $15,348 $20,196 $12,036 $15,348 $15,348 $20,196 $10,296 $15,348 $15,348 $20,196
Transportation $3,899 $7,602 $9,644 $10,506 $7,602 $9,644 $10,506 $11,013 $7,602 $9,644 $10,506 $11,013
Other $2,890 $4,818 $5,003 $6,293 $4,818 $5,003 $6,293 $6,296 $4,818 $5,003 $6,293 $6,296
Required annual income after taxes $23,195 $50,195 $59,869 $74,661 $36,438 $45,948 $50,538 $58,039 $34,698 $54,957 $64,685 $77,325
Annual taxes $3,608 $8,421 $10,305 $13,216 $5,762 $7,594 $8,488 $9,959 $5,519 $9,349 $11,243 $13,757
Required annual income before taxes $26,803 $58,617 $70,174 $87,876 $42,200 $53,543 $59,026 $67,997 $40,217 $64,306 $75,928 $91,082

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $115,015
Business & Financial Operations $68,176
Computer & Mathematical $83,199
Architecture & Engineering $76,938
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,039
Community & Social Service $42,703
Legal $63,256
Education, Training, & Library $62,778
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $54,362
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $78,076
Healthcare Support $30,596
Protective Service $38,128
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,294
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,248
Personal Care & Service $22,739
Sales & Related $25,310
Office & Administrative Support $36,441
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,533
Construction & Extraction $61,467
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $51,292
Production $30,921
Transportation & Material Moving $32,954