Living Wage Calculation for Augusta-Richmond County, 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 $12.00 $23.82 $27.77 $33.90 $18.79 $23.01 $25.51 $29.00 $9.37 $13.23 $15.19 $17.64
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 $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 $3,010 $4,446 $6,682 $8,863 $5,518 $6,877 $8,872 $10,802 $5,518 $6,877 $8,872 $10,802
Child Care $0 $5,992 $8,443 $10,893 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,992 $8,443 $10,893
Medical $2,489 $7,842 $7,553 $7,674 $5,685 $7,553 $7,674 $7,575 $5,685 $7,553 $7,674 $7,575
Housing $8,269 $10,004 $10,004 $13,670 $8,345 $10,004 $10,004 $13,670 $8,269 $10,004 $10,004 $13,670
Transportation $4,322 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $12,206 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $12,206
Other $2,812 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $6,126 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $6,126
Required annual income after taxes $20,903 $41,397 $48,239 $58,866 $32,661 $39,991 $44,317 $50,379 $32,585 $45,983 $52,760 $61,272
Annual taxes $4,053 $8,158 $9,523 $11,638 $6,416 $7,878 $8,741 $9,945 $6,406 $9,073 $10,425 $12,118
Required annual income before taxes $24,955 $49,555 $57,762 $70,505 $39,077 $47,869 $53,058 $60,324 $38,991 $55,056 $63,185 $73,390

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $91,799
Business & Financial Operations $60,725
Computer & Mathematical $71,367
Architecture & Engineering $87,956
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,867
Community & Social Service $41,015
Legal $61,243
Education, Training, & Library $51,942
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,494
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,809
Healthcare Support $27,181
Protective Service $37,437
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,313
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,288
Personal Care & Service $21,671
Sales & Related $23,166
Office & Administrative Support $31,724
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $36,004
Construction & Extraction $36,898
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,229
Production $39,185
Transportation & Material Moving $27,038