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 $11.62 $21.13 $23.81 $29.07 $18.28 $21.75 $24.30 $27.18 $9.08 $11.70 $13.23 $14.93
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 $2,869 $3,783 $4,696 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,869 $3,783 $4,696
Medical $2,383 $7,561 $7,217 $7,300 $5,606 $7,217 $7,300 $7,019 $5,606 $7,217 $7,300 $7,019
Housing $7,660 $9,112 $9,112 $12,801 $7,903 $9,112 $9,112 $12,801 $7,660 $9,112 $9,112 $12,801
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 $20,483 $37,075 $41,760 $51,003 $32,119 $38,165 $42,628 $47,698 $31,876 $41,034 $46,411 $52,394
Annual taxes $3,679 $6,871 $7,758 $9,471 $5,911 $7,077 $7,923 $8,845 $5,877 $7,621 $8,640 $9,734
Required annual income before taxes $24,162 $43,946 $49,519 $60,473 $38,030 $45,243 $50,551 $56,542 $37,753 $48,655 $55,051 $62,128

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $76,125
Business & Financial Operations $64,007
Computer & Mathematical $69,870
Architecture & Engineering $82,359
Life, Physical, & Social Science $66,558
Community & Social Service $36,159
Legal $60,283
Education, Training, & Library $42,609
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,095
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,456
Healthcare Support $27,210
Protective Service $34,102
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,463
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,562
Personal Care & Service $19,947
Sales & Related $23,403
Office & Administrative Support $33,094
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,681
Construction & Extraction $48,946
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,204
Production $51,734
Transportation & Material Moving $29,473