Living Wage Calculation for Jackson, 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 $16.10 $30.28 $36.80 $47.11 $25.01 $30.51 $35.93 $38.44 $12.35 $16.86 $21.18 $24.04
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 $5,412 $10,824 $16,235 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,412 $10,824 $16,235
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 $8,536 $10,657 $10,657 $13,284 $9,054 $10,657 $10,657 $13,284 $8,536 $10,657 $10,657 $13,284
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 $27,150 $51,049 $62,034 $79,423 $42,170 $51,438 $60,578 $64,806 $41,653 $56,850 $71,402 $81,041
Annual taxes $6,348 $11,936 $14,504 $18,570 $9,860 $12,027 $14,164 $15,152 $9,739 $13,292 $16,694 $18,948
Required annual income before taxes $33,498 $62,984 $76,538 $97,992 $52,030 $63,465 $74,742 $79,958 $51,392 $70,142 $88,096 $99,989

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $83,417
Business & Financial Operations $61,900
Computer & Mathematical $68,876
Architecture & Engineering $74,654
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,811
Community & Social Service $42,201
Legal $71,273
Education, Training, & Library $46,417
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,644
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,147
Healthcare Support $24,738
Protective Service $32,624
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,854
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,995
Personal Care & Service $22,085
Sales & Related $28,441
Office & Administrative Support $36,102
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,549
Construction & Extraction $39,323
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,418
Production $36,787
Transportation & Material Moving $35,075