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 $11.61 $23.21 $26.78 $32.80 $18.25 $22.10 $24.67 $27.42 $9.06 $12.75 $14.73 $16.80
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
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 $2,994 $4,413 $6,644 $8,812 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741
Child Care $0 $5,895 $8,306 $10,717 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,895 $8,306 $10,717
Medical $2,392 $7,662 $7,318 $7,401 $5,495 $7,318 $7,401 $7,120 $5,495 $7,318 $7,401 $7,120
Housing $7,390 $9,234 $9,234 $12,621 $7,622 $9,234 $9,234 $12,621 $7,390 $9,234 $9,234 $12,621
Transportation $4,623 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329
Other $2,824 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808
Required annual income after taxes $20,222 $40,324 $46,506 $56,945 $31,726 $38,388 $42,851 $47,619 $31,494 $44,283 $51,157 $58,336
Annual taxes $3,937 $7,956 $9,190 $11,280 $6,241 $7,570 $8,461 $9,419 $6,209 $8,746 $10,118 $11,557
Required annual income before taxes $24,159 $48,280 $55,696 $68,225 $37,968 $45,959 $51,312 $57,038 $37,703 $53,030 $61,275 $69,893

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,959
Business & Financial Operations $60,684
Computer & Mathematical $69,479
Architecture & Engineering $85,064
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,988
Community & Social Service $40,871
Legal $60,396
Education, Training, & Library $49,234
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,408
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,412
Healthcare Support $26,572
Protective Service $37,229
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,453
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,002
Personal Care & Service $20,348
Sales & Related $22,920
Office & Administrative Support $31,047
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,960
Construction & Extraction $35,892
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,468
Production $37,641
Transportation & Material Moving $26,459