Living Wage Calculation for Macon-Bibb County, GA

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 $13.66 $28.30 $33.55 $43.06 $23.86 $27.42 $32.07 $33.58 $11.37 $15.28 $19.17 $21.49
Poverty Wage $6.13 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $14.75 $4.14 $5.22 $6.30 $7.38
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 $3,177 $4,670 $6,990 $9,294 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345
Child Care $0 $5,382 $10,764 $16,146 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,382 $10,764 $16,146
Medical $2,713 $8,368 $8,056 $8,195 $6,099 $8,056 $8,195 $7,849 $6,099 $8,056 $8,195 $7,849
Housing $6,013 $9,178 $9,178 $11,890 $8,060 $9,178 $9,178 $11,890 $6,013 $9,178 $9,178 $11,890
Transportation $5,113 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611
Civic $2,382 $4,909 $3,828 $5,978 $4,909 $3,828 $5,978 $5,561 $4,909 $3,828 $5,978 $5,561
Other $4,247 $7,158 $7,599 $9,085 $7,158 $7,599 $9,085 $8,944 $7,158 $7,599 $9,085 $8,944
Required annual income after taxes $23,645 $49,044 $58,088 $74,484 $41,429 $47,572 $55,638 $58,200 $39,382 $52,953 $66,401 $74,346
Annual taxes $4,759 $9,821 $11,687 $15,071 $8,209 $9,466 $11,075 $11,637 $7,923 $10,601 $13,345 $15,043
Required annual income before taxes $28,404 $58,864 $69,774 $89,555 $49,638 $57,037 $66,712 $69,837 $47,305 $63,554 $79,747 $89,389

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $80,105
Business & Financial Operations $55,797
Computer & Mathematical $74,836
Architecture & Engineering $75,614
Life, Physical, & Social Science $39,531
Community & Social Service $37,750
Legal $64,851
Education, Training, & Library $42,907
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,633
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,534
Healthcare Support $25,924
Protective Service $35,459
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,724
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,088
Personal Care & Service $23,448
Sales & Related $24,993
Office & Administrative Support $35,203
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $34,160
Construction & Extraction $35,408
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,037
Production $35,490
Transportation & Material Moving $28,901