Living Wage Calculation for Dalton, 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 $11.17 $22.66 $26.23 $32.06 $17.85 $21.55 $24.12 $26.68 $8.84 $12.47 $14.45 $16.43
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 $6,581 $8,230 $8,230 $11,270 $6,887 $8,230 $8,230 $11,270 $6,581 $8,230 $8,230 $11,270
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 $19,413 $39,320 $45,502 $55,594 $30,991 $37,384 $41,847 $46,268 $30,685 $43,279 $50,153 $56,985
Annual taxes $3,824 $7,816 $9,050 $11,092 $6,139 $7,430 $8,321 $9,231 $6,096 $8,606 $9,978 $11,369
Required annual income before taxes $23,237 $47,136 $54,552 $66,686 $37,130 $44,814 $50,167 $55,499 $36,781 $51,885 $60,130 $68,354

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,879
Business & Financial Operations $54,975
Computer & Mathematical $71,732
Architecture & Engineering $58,740
Life, Physical, & Social Science $49,852
Community & Social Service $35,460
Legal $47,918
Education, Training, & Library $54,635
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,735
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,768
Healthcare Support $29,740
Protective Service $37,034
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,402
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,578
Personal Care & Service $20,338
Sales & Related $22,477
Office & Administrative Support $32,600
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,926
Construction & Extraction $37,085
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,303
Production $31,335
Transportation & Material Moving $27,138