Living Wage Calculation for Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

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 $13.87 $27.41 $33.50 $43.02 $22.98 $26.71 $30.31 $32.78 $11.30 $15.09 $18.63 $21.59
Poverty Wage $6.13 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $14.75 $4.14 $5.22 $6.30 $7.38
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 $3,177 $4,670 $6,990 $9,294 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345
Child Care $0 $5,852 $11,703 $17,554 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,852 $11,703 $17,554
Medical $2,724 $8,123 $7,811 $7,951 $6,646 $7,811 $7,951 $7,604 $6,646 $7,811 $7,951 $7,604
Housing $7,687 $9,606 $9,606 $13,481 $8,316 $9,606 $9,606 $13,481 $7,687 $9,606 $9,606 $13,481
Transportation $5,113 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611
Civic $1,811 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982
Other $2,875 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $6,235 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $6,235
Required annual income after taxes $23,388 $46,205 $56,481 $72,519 $38,740 $45,026 $51,102 $55,257 $38,111 $50,878 $62,805 $72,811
Annual taxes $5,468 $10,803 $13,206 $16,955 $9,058 $10,527 $11,948 $12,919 $8,911 $11,896 $14,684 $17,024
Required annual income before taxes $28,856 $57,009 $69,687 $89,475 $47,798 $55,554 $63,050 $68,176 $47,022 $62,774 $77,489 $89,835

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $79,910
Business & Financial Operations $66,109
Computer & Mathematical $72,319
Architecture & Engineering $81,435
Life, Physical, & Social Science $76,084
Community & Social Service $39,295
Legal $62,089
Education, Training, & Library $45,188
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $56,339
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,288
Healthcare Support $26,149
Protective Service $35,408
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,806
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,947
Personal Care & Service $20,267
Sales & Related $23,520
Office & Administrative Support $34,037
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $49,106
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,618
Production $54,661
Transportation & Material Moving $28,523