Living Wage Calculation for Lynchburg, VA

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 $15.76 $30.68 $38.74 $50.99 $24.18 $29.43 $34.90 $37.79 $11.99 $17.08 $22.17 $25.98
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 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00

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 $7,884 $15,767 $23,650 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,884 $15,767 $23,650
Medical $2,736 $8,370 $8,157 $8,467 $5,679 $8,157 $8,467 $8,256 $5,679 $8,157 $8,467 $8,256
Housing $7,596 $9,408 $9,408 $12,636 $7,920 $9,408 $9,408 $12,636 $7,596 $9,408 $9,408 $12,636
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 $26,325 $51,240 $64,697 $85,157 $40,382 $49,157 $58,297 $63,125 $40,058 $57,041 $74,064 $86,776
Annual taxes $6,458 $12,571 $15,872 $20,892 $9,907 $12,060 $14,302 $15,487 $9,827 $13,994 $18,170 $21,289
Required annual income before taxes $32,784 $63,810 $80,569 $106,049 $50,289 $61,217 $72,599 $78,612 $49,885 $71,035 $92,235 $108,064

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $102,988
Business & Financial Operations $66,351
Computer & Mathematical $91,239
Architecture & Engineering $85,611
Life, Physical, & Social Science $70,181
Community & Social Service $45,828
Legal $76,484
Education, Training, & Library $52,484
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $47,059
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $67,250
Healthcare Support $27,927
Protective Service $47,326
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,389
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,204
Personal Care & Service $23,048
Sales & Related $28,740
Office & Administrative Support $34,486
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $37,974
Construction & Extraction $39,954
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,545
Production $39,879
Transportation & Material Moving $32,293