Living Wage Calculation for Charlottesville, VA

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 $12.36 $27.20 $31.43 $38.21 $20.58 $24.65 $27.20 $30.03 $9.41 $14.73 $17.05 $19.50
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 $8,427 $12,056 $15,685 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,427 $12,056 $15,685
Medical $2,472 $8,023 $7,679 $7,762 $5,586 $7,679 $7,762 $7,481 $5,586 $7,679 $7,762 $7,481
Housing $8,770 $13,750 $13,750 $17,266 $11,977 $13,750 $13,750 $17,266 $8,770 $13,750 $13,750 $17,266
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 $21,682 $47,733 $55,133 $66,918 $36,172 $43,265 $47,728 $52,625 $32,965 $51,692 $59,784 $68,310
Annual taxes $4,017 $8,845 $10,248 $12,556 $6,632 $7,999 $8,844 $9,847 $6,185 $9,596 $11,129 $12,820
Required annual income before taxes $25,699 $56,578 $65,381 $79,475 $42,804 $51,264 $56,572 $62,472 $39,150 $61,288 $70,913 $81,129

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $113,076
Business & Financial Operations $66,239
Computer & Mathematical $87,142
Architecture & Engineering $76,454
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,264
Community & Social Service $46,765
Legal $76,372
Education, Training, & Library $56,147
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $49,522
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,694
Healthcare Support $29,555
Protective Service $35,048
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,072
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,921
Personal Care & Service $24,555
Sales & Related $27,827
Office & Administrative Support $36,705
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $36,303
Construction & Extraction $39,924
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,311
Production $33,135
Transportation & Material Moving $29,030