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 $11.49 $23.53 $27.50 $33.82 $18.60 $21.87 $24.44 $27.07 $9.10 $12.90 $15.09 $17.31
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 $6,846 $9,976 $13,107 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,846 $9,976 $13,107
Medical $2,165 $6,969 $6,625 $6,707 $5,634 $6,625 $6,707 $6,426 $5,634 $6,625 $6,707 $6,426
Housing $7,332 $9,492 $9,492 $12,677 $8,044 $9,492 $9,492 $12,677 $7,332 $9,492 $9,492 $12,677
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 $19,938 $40,840 $47,741 $58,698 $32,287 $37,953 $42,416 $46,982 $31,575 $44,799 $52,392 $60,089
Annual taxes $3,969 $8,104 $9,467 $11,648 $6,400 $7,534 $8,415 $9,334 $6,301 $8,886 $10,385 $11,923
Required annual income before taxes $23,906 $48,943 $57,208 $70,345 $38,687 $45,487 $50,831 $56,316 $37,876 $53,685 $62,777 $72,011

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $107,532
Business & Financial Operations $61,466
Computer & Mathematical $77,606
Architecture & Engineering $72,545
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,812
Community & Social Service $46,405
Legal $55,942
Education, Training, & Library $46,765
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,278
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,157
Healthcare Support $25,276
Protective Service $37,188
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,566
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,366
Personal Care & Service $20,718
Sales & Related $26,222
Office & Administrative Support $34,555
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,264
Construction & Extraction $37,918
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,504
Production $31,458
Transportation & Material Moving $28,783