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 $18.01 $37.79 $47.43 $63.63 $28.39 $34.54 $40.86 $45.35 $13.59 $20.62 $26.77 $32.19
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 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00

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 $3,891 $5,734 $8,613 $11,425 $7,133 $8,878 $11,446 $13,934 $7,133 $8,878 $11,446 $13,934
Child Care $0 $10,515 $21,030 $31,544 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,515 $21,030 $31,544
Medical $2,916 $8,896 $8,683 $8,992 $6,443 $8,683 $8,992 $8,781 $6,443 $8,683 $8,992 $8,781
Housing $11,268 $16,812 $16,812 $23,028 $13,296 $16,812 $16,812 $23,028 $11,268 $16,812 $16,812 $23,028
Transportation $4,244 $7,531 $9,791 $11,565 $7,531 $9,791 $11,565 $12,560 $7,531 $9,791 $11,565 $12,560
Civic $3,207 $5,149 $6,361 $8,307 $5,149 $6,361 $8,307 $6,603 $5,149 $6,361 $8,307 $6,603
Other $5,275 $7,867 $7,197 $10,471 $7,867 $7,197 $10,471 $10,128 $7,867 $7,197 $10,471 $10,128
Required annual income after taxes $30,924 $62,627 $78,610 $105,455 $47,543 $57,845 $67,716 $75,157 $45,515 $68,360 $88,746 $106,701
Annual taxes $6,537 $15,971 $20,047 $26,893 $11,498 $13,990 $17,269 $19,167 $11,008 $17,433 $22,632 $27,211
Required annual income before taxes $37,461 $78,598 $98,658 $132,348 $59,041 $71,835 $84,985 $94,324 $56,523 $85,793 $111,378 $133,912

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $128,325
Business & Financial Operations $75,735
Computer & Mathematical $88,992
Architecture & Engineering $94,502
Life, Physical, & Social Science $82,444
Community & Social Service $50,964
Legal $71,615
Education, Training, & Library $67,913
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $52,280
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $84,134
Healthcare Support $32,956
Protective Service $44,362
Food Preparation & Serving Related $27,039
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $31,051
Personal Care & Service $28,997
Sales & Related $30,613
Office & Administrative Support $40,467
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,254
Construction & Extraction $68,780
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $56,764
Production $38,135
Transportation & Material Moving $35,010