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 $11.07 $23.07 $27.02 $32.86 $18.20 $22.26 $24.75 $27.96 $8.91 $12.86 $14.81 $17.12
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 $5,992 $8,443 $10,893 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,992 $8,443 $10,893
Medical $2,489 $7,842 $7,553 $7,674 $5,685 $7,553 $7,674 $7,575 $5,685 $7,553 $7,674 $7,575
Housing $6,583 $8,628 $8,628 $11,774 $7,280 $8,628 $8,628 $11,774 $6,583 $8,628 $8,628 $11,774
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 $19,216 $40,021 $46,863 $56,970 $31,596 $38,615 $42,941 $48,483 $30,899 $44,607 $51,384 $59,376
Annual taxes $3,817 $7,966 $9,331 $11,374 $6,268 $7,686 $8,549 $9,681 $6,171 $8,881 $10,233 $11,854
Required annual income before taxes $23,034 $47,987 $56,194 $68,344 $37,864 $46,300 $51,490 $58,164 $37,069 $53,488 $61,617 $71,230

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,325
Business & Financial Operations $53,223
Computer & Mathematical $69,029
Architecture & Engineering $59,739
Life, Physical, & Social Science $48,903
Community & Social Service $38,128
Legal $54,728
Education, Training, & Library $53,091
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $45,894
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,443
Healthcare Support $28,360
Protective Service $38,271
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,212
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,786
Personal Care & Service $20,635
Sales & Related $23,552
Office & Administrative Support $34,012
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,270
Construction & Extraction $36,858
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,530
Production $31,623
Transportation & Material Moving $28,492