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 $11.43 $21.33 $24.37 $29.56 $18.11 $22.28 $24.76 $28.21 $8.94 $11.98 $13.48 $15.47
Poverty Wage $6.00 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $14.50 $4.06 $5.13 $6.19 $7.25
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 $3,010 $4,446 $6,682 $8,863 $5,518 $6,877 $8,872 $10,802 $5,518 $6,877 $8,872 $10,802
Child Care $0 $2,916 $3,845 $4,774 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,916 $3,845 $4,774
Medical $2,377 $7,673 $7,385 $7,505 $5,137 $7,385 $7,505 $7,406 $5,137 $7,385 $7,505 $7,406
Housing $7,634 $9,289 $9,289 $12,959 $8,058 $9,289 $9,289 $12,959 $7,634 $9,289 $9,289 $12,959
Transportation $4,322 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $12,206 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $12,206
Other $2,812 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $6,126 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $6,126
Required annual income after taxes $20,155 $37,437 $42,757 $51,868 $31,826 $39,107 $43,433 $49,500 $31,402 $42,023 $47,278 $54,274
Annual taxes $3,620 $6,927 $7,935 $9,618 $5,846 $7,244 $8,064 $9,170 $5,786 $7,796 $8,792 $10,074
Required annual income before taxes $23,775 $44,364 $50,692 $61,486 $37,672 $46,351 $51,497 $58,669 $37,188 $49,819 $56,071 $64,348

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $73,624
Business & Financial Operations $63,774
Computer & Mathematical $70,005
Architecture & Engineering $82,051
Life, Physical, & Social Science $68,460
Community & Social Service $38,647
Legal $57,391
Education, Training, & Library $44,420
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $56,618
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,051
Healthcare Support $26,469
Protective Service $35,485
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,415
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,881
Personal Care & Service $20,116
Sales & Related $22,302
Office & Administrative Support $32,568
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,533
Construction & Extraction $48,293
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,925
Production $53,304
Transportation & Material Moving $29,183