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 $15.29 $29.98 $37.01 $48.49 $24.41 $29.69 $35.11 $38.26 $11.95 $16.71 $21.28 $24.72
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 $6,290 $12,580 $18,871 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,290 $12,580 $18,871
Medical $2,620 $9,402 $9,189 $9,499 $6,334 $9,189 $9,499 $9,288 $6,334 $9,189 $9,499 $9,288
Housing $7,166 $9,264 $9,264 $12,971 $8,035 $9,264 $9,264 $12,971 $7,166 $9,264 $9,264 $12,971
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 $25,779 $50,535 $62,398 $81,745 $41,152 $50,046 $59,185 $64,493 $40,282 $56,336 $71,766 $83,364
Annual taxes $6,027 $11,815 $14,589 $19,113 $9,622 $11,701 $13,838 $15,079 $9,418 $13,172 $16,779 $19,491
Required annual income before taxes $31,806 $62,350 $76,987 $100,858 $50,773 $61,746 $73,023 $79,571 $49,701 $69,507 $88,545 $102,855

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,894
Business & Financial Operations $70,770
Computer & Mathematical $74,750
Architecture & Engineering $89,078
Life, Physical, & Social Science $83,107
Community & Social Service $41,891
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $48,706
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $60,123
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,708
Healthcare Support $27,638
Protective Service $38,338
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,972
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,781
Personal Care & Service $23,219
Sales & Related $25,177
Office & Administrative Support $36,006
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $53,329
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $51,799
Production $59,578
Transportation & Material Moving $31,158