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 $15.68 $29.35 $36.18 $47.36 $24.63 $29.34 $34.81 $37.87 $12.06 $16.41 $20.89 $24.17
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 $5,827 $11,653 $17,480 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,827 $11,653 $17,480
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 $7,615 $9,758 $9,758 $13,265 $8,477 $9,758 $9,758 $13,265 $7,615 $9,758 $9,758 $13,265
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 $26,192 $49,025 $60,425 $79,108 $41,138 $49,000 $58,140 $63,247 $40,276 $54,826 $69,793 $80,727
Annual taxes $6,426 $12,027 $14,824 $19,408 $10,092 $12,021 $14,263 $15,516 $9,881 $13,451 $17,122 $19,805
Required annual income before taxes $32,617 $61,052 $75,249 $98,516 $51,230 $61,021 $72,403 $78,763 $50,157 $68,277 $86,915 $100,531

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $96,985
Business & Financial Operations $66,447
Computer & Mathematical $83,642
Architecture & Engineering $100,355
Life, Physical, & Social Science $73,584
Community & Social Service $44,084
Legal $62,574
Education, Training, & Library $50,547
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $55,854
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $66,950
Healthcare Support $27,959
Protective Service $38,734
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,491
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,515
Personal Care & Service $24,546
Sales & Related $26,557
Office & Administrative Support $35,941
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $39,804
Construction & Extraction $52,548
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,936
Production $40,339
Transportation & Material Moving $31,405