Living Wage Calculation for Hattiesburg, 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 $11.12 $21.33 $24.01 $28.99 $18.22 $21.95 $24.50 $27.10 $8.83 $11.80 $13.33 $14.89
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 $6,756 $9,480 $9,480 $12,648 $7,788 $9,480 $9,480 $12,648 $6,756 $9,480 $9,480 $12,648
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 $19,579 $37,443 $42,128 $50,850 $32,003 $38,533 $42,996 $47,545 $30,971 $41,402 $46,779 $52,241
Annual taxes $3,553 $6,922 $7,810 $9,450 $5,895 $7,128 $7,974 $8,823 $5,751 $7,672 $8,691 $9,713
Required annual income before taxes $23,132 $44,365 $49,938 $60,299 $37,898 $45,662 $50,970 $56,368 $36,722 $49,074 $55,470 $61,954

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $63,852
Business & Financial Operations $49,759
Computer & Mathematical $66,681
Architecture & Engineering $63,688
Life, Physical, & Social Science $45,685
Community & Social Service $35,655
Legal $50,983
Education, Training, & Library $40,439
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,649
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $52,351
Healthcare Support $23,928
Protective Service $30,080
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,751
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,492
Personal Care & Service $19,875
Sales & Related $20,605
Office & Administrative Support $26,366
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,016
Construction & Extraction $34,606
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,536
Production $31,047
Transportation & Material Moving $27,446