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 $10.63 $21.29 $24.33 $28.99 $17.81 $22.24 $24.72 $27.64 $8.54 $11.96 $13.46 $15.18
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 $6,180 $9,216 $9,216 $11,916 $7,500 $9,216 $9,216 $11,916 $6,180 $9,216 $9,216 $11,916
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 $18,701 $37,364 $42,684 $50,825 $31,268 $39,034 $43,360 $48,457 $29,948 $41,950 $47,205 $53,231
Annual taxes $3,417 $6,917 $7,925 $9,473 $5,768 $7,234 $8,053 $9,024 $5,583 $7,786 $8,782 $9,929
Required annual income before taxes $22,118 $44,281 $50,609 $60,298 $37,036 $46,268 $51,414 $57,481 $35,532 $49,736 $55,988 $63,160

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $64,659
Business & Financial Operations $50,458
Computer & Mathematical $67,515
Architecture & Engineering $63,134
Life, Physical, & Social Science $49,645
Community & Social Service $38,738
Legal $48,456
Education, Training, & Library $40,659
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,698
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $51,922
Healthcare Support $23,521
Protective Service $31,572
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,679
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,940
Personal Care & Service $20,340
Sales & Related $20,746
Office & Administrative Support $27,069
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,281
Construction & Extraction $33,178
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,483
Production $31,653
Transportation & Material Moving $24,833