Living Wage Calculation for Brunswick, 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 $11.63 $23.56 $27.50 $33.73 $18.40 $22.75 $25.24 $28.84 $9.19 $13.10 $15.06 $17.56
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 $7,596 $9,516 $9,516 $13,368 $7,644 $9,516 $9,516 $13,368 $7,596 $9,516 $9,516 $13,368
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 $20,229 $40,909 $47,751 $58,565 $31,960 $39,503 $43,829 $50,078 $31,912 $45,495 $52,272 $60,971
Annual taxes $3,959 $8,090 $9,455 $11,596 $6,319 $7,810 $8,673 $9,903 $6,312 $9,005 $10,357 $12,076
Required annual income before taxes $24,188 $48,999 $57,206 $70,161 $38,279 $47,312 $52,502 $59,981 $38,224 $54,500 $62,629 $73,047

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $86,848
Business & Financial Operations $76,755
Computer & Mathematical $79,845
Architecture & Engineering $76,369
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,578
Community & Social Service $39,368
Legal $70,493
Education, Training, & Library $58,458
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,908
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,449
Healthcare Support $26,500
Protective Service $37,325
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,821
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,284
Personal Care & Service $20,533
Sales & Related $24,030
Office & Administrative Support $31,125
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,420
Construction & Extraction $34,134
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,274
Production $33,564
Transportation & Material Moving $30,190