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 $14.13 $27.47 $33.33 $42.53 $22.68 $27.08 $30.73 $33.12 $11.33 $15.14 $18.56 $21.35
Poverty Wage $6.13 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $14.75 $4.14 $5.22 $6.30 $7.38
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 $3,177 $4,670 $6,990 $9,294 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345
Child Care $0 $5,321 $10,642 $15,964 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,321 $10,642 $15,964
Medical $2,713 $8,368 $8,056 $8,195 $6,099 $8,056 $8,195 $7,849 $6,099 $8,056 $8,195 $7,849
Housing $7,836 $9,432 $9,432 $13,128 $7,884 $9,432 $9,432 $13,128 $7,836 $9,432 $9,432 $13,128
Transportation $5,113 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611
Civic $1,811 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982
Other $2,875 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $6,235 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $6,235
Required annual income after taxes $23,526 $45,745 $55,491 $70,821 $37,761 $45,096 $51,172 $55,149 $37,713 $50,417 $61,814 $71,112
Annual taxes $5,863 $11,400 $13,829 $17,650 $9,411 $11,239 $12,753 $13,744 $9,399 $12,565 $15,405 $17,723
Required annual income before taxes $29,389 $57,145 $69,320 $88,471 $47,172 $56,335 $63,925 $68,893 $47,112 $62,982 $77,219 $88,835

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $95,092
Business & Financial Operations $78,642
Computer & Mathematical $84,166
Architecture & Engineering $68,616
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,268
Community & Social Service $42,825
Legal $78,867
Education, Training, & Library $62,999
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,876
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $50,324
Healthcare Support $23,929
Protective Service $38,415
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,512
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,024
Personal Care & Service $21,361
Sales & Related $24,891
Office & Administrative Support $32,042
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $34,170
Construction & Extraction $37,648
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,152
Production $34,456
Transportation & Material Moving $27,704