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 $10.87 $23.47 $27.41 $33.17 $18.69 $22.65 $25.15 $28.28 $8.81 $13.06 $15.01 $17.28
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 $5,992 $8,443 $10,893 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,992 $8,443 $10,893
Medical $2,489 $7,842 $7,553 $7,674 $5,685 $7,553 $7,674 $7,575 $5,685 $7,553 $7,674 $7,575
Housing $6,219 $9,349 $9,349 $12,347 $8,162 $9,349 $9,349 $12,347 $6,219 $9,349 $9,349 $12,347
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 $18,852 $40,742 $47,584 $57,543 $32,477 $39,336 $43,662 $49,056 $30,535 $45,328 $52,105 $59,949
Annual taxes $3,767 $8,067 $9,432 $11,454 $6,391 $7,786 $8,649 $9,761 $6,120 $8,982 $10,334 $11,934
Required annual income before taxes $22,619 $48,808 $57,015 $68,997 $38,868 $47,122 $52,311 $58,817 $36,655 $54,309 $62,439 $71,883

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,866
Business & Financial Operations $52,146
Computer & Mathematical $73,776
Architecture & Engineering $74,092
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,289
Community & Social Service $36,624
Legal $61,345
Education, Training, & Library $41,605
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,469
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,825
Healthcare Support $25,422
Protective Service $37,031
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,262
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,600
Personal Care & Service $19,994
Sales & Related $24,446
Office & Administrative Support $32,406
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,331
Construction & Extraction $35,699
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,568
Production $34,642
Transportation & Material Moving $28,553