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 $14.91 $28.97 $35.88 $46.91 $23.81 $28.86 $34.34 $37.15 $11.67 $16.22 $20.74 $23.94
Poverty Wage $6.19 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $14.92 $4.19 $5.28 $6.37 $7.46
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 $3,351 $4,937 $7,417 $9,838 $6,143 $7,645 $9,856 $11,999 $6,143 $7,645 $9,856 $11,999
Child Care $0 $5,973 $11,946 $17,919 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,973 $11,946 $17,919
Medical $2,583 $7,863 $7,650 $7,959 $5,877 $7,650 $7,959 $7,748 $5,877 $7,650 $7,959 $7,748
Housing $6,332 $8,966 $8,966 $12,069 $7,112 $8,966 $8,966 $12,069 $6,332 $8,966 $8,966 $12,069
Transportation $5,509 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $16,304 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $16,304
Civic $2,503 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $5,153 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $5,153
Other $4,508 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $8,655 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $8,655
Required annual income after taxes $24,909 $48,380 $59,927 $78,352 $39,772 $48,208 $57,348 $62,051 $38,993 $54,181 $69,294 $79,970
Annual taxes $6,111 $11,869 $14,702 $19,222 $9,757 $11,827 $14,069 $15,223 $9,566 $13,292 $17,000 $19,619
Required annual income before taxes $31,020 $60,249 $74,629 $97,574 $49,530 $60,035 $71,417 $77,275 $48,559 $67,474 $86,294 $99,590

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $91,678
Business & Financial Operations $60,059
Computer & Mathematical $67,324
Architecture & Engineering $67,517
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,271
Community & Social Service $42,918
Legal $61,953
Education, Training, & Library $49,199
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,342
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,345
Healthcare Support $31,512
Protective Service $43,335
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,111
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,702
Personal Care & Service $22,042
Sales & Related $27,820
Office & Administrative Support $37,407
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $41,291
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,406
Production $34,754
Transportation & Material Moving $35,471