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 $12.97 $28.54 $33.16 $40.12 $21.56 $26.26 $28.74 $32.38 $9.83 $15.58 $17.87 $20.75
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 $8,566 $12,255 $15,943 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,566 $12,255 $15,943
Medical $2,764 $8,605 $8,317 $8,437 $5,967 $8,317 $8,437 $8,339 $5,967 $8,317 $8,437 $8,339
Housing $9,910 $15,430 $15,430 $19,356 $13,351 $15,430 $15,430 $19,356 $9,910 $15,430 $15,430 $19,356
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 $22,818 $50,160 $58,240 $70,366 $37,950 $46,180 $50,506 $56,829 $34,508 $54,746 $62,761 $72,772
Annual taxes $4,160 $9,202 $10,733 $13,077 $6,885 $8,448 $9,267 $10,512 $6,405 $10,071 $11,590 $13,533
Required annual income before taxes $26,978 $59,362 $68,973 $83,443 $44,835 $54,628 $59,774 $67,341 $40,913 $64,817 $74,351 $86,305

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $111,854
Business & Financial Operations $66,641
Computer & Mathematical $88,180
Architecture & Engineering $77,161
Life, Physical, & Social Science $65,492
Community & Social Service $47,592
Legal $66,214
Education, Training, & Library $57,421
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $51,607
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $67,149
Healthcare Support $30,657
Protective Service $34,794
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,487
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,360
Personal Care & Service $25,565
Sales & Related $28,716
Office & Administrative Support $37,264
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,849
Construction & Extraction $41,320
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,560
Production $34,611
Transportation & Material Moving $30,373