Living Wage Calculation for Gainesville, 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 $12.05 $23.72 $27.29 $33.17 $18.84 $22.60 $25.18 $27.79 $9.28 $13.00 $14.98 $16.99
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 $8,184 $10,164 $10,164 $13,296 $8,700 $10,164 $10,164 $13,296 $8,184 $10,164 $10,164 $13,296
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 $21,016 $41,254 $47,436 $57,620 $32,804 $39,318 $43,781 $48,294 $32,288 $45,213 $52,087 $59,011
Annual taxes $4,048 $8,086 $9,320 $11,374 $6,392 $7,700 $8,590 $9,514 $6,320 $8,876 $10,247 $11,652
Required annual income before taxes $25,064 $49,340 $56,756 $68,994 $39,196 $47,018 $52,371 $57,807 $38,608 $54,089 $62,334 $70,662

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,850
Business & Financial Operations $61,219
Computer & Mathematical $74,942
Architecture & Engineering $63,564
Life, Physical, & Social Science $48,597
Community & Social Service $42,702
Legal $57,845
Education, Training, & Library $50,911
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,799
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,211
Healthcare Support $30,635
Protective Service $0
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,050
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,051
Personal Care & Service $23,105
Sales & Related $25,142
Office & Administrative Support $32,086
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $22,539
Construction & Extraction $36,849
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,227
Production $28,495
Transportation & Material Moving $26,263