Living Wage Calculation for Greensboro-High Point, NC

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 $16.12 $31.15 $39.50 $52.01 $24.78 $29.57 $35.01 $37.89 $12.30 $17.30 $22.54 $26.49
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 $8,454 $16,909 $25,363 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,454 $16,909 $25,363
Medical $2,709 $8,250 $8,037 $8,347 $6,175 $8,037 $8,347 $8,136 $6,175 $8,037 $8,347 $8,136
Housing $8,394 $10,070 $10,070 $13,303 $8,695 $10,070 $10,070 $13,303 $8,394 $10,070 $10,070 $13,303
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 $27,097 $52,352 $66,380 $87,417 $41,652 $49,699 $58,839 $63,673 $41,352 $58,153 $75,748 $89,035
Annual taxes $6,439 $12,440 $15,774 $20,772 $9,898 $11,810 $13,982 $15,130 $9,826 $13,819 $17,999 $21,157
Required annual income before taxes $33,536 $64,792 $82,154 $108,189 $51,550 $61,509 $72,821 $78,803 $51,179 $71,972 $93,747 $110,192

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $115,271
Business & Financial Operations $68,619
Computer & Mathematical $87,751
Architecture & Engineering $81,973
Life, Physical, & Social Science $66,575
Community & Social Service $50,044
Legal $60,840
Education, Training, & Library $52,205
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $50,879
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $67,667
Healthcare Support $28,302
Protective Service $41,174
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,882
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,921
Personal Care & Service $25,241
Sales & Related $31,576
Office & Administrative Support $39,954
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,084
Construction & Extraction $43,902
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $51,125
Production $35,000
Transportation & Material Moving $33,106