Living Wage Calculation for New Bern, NC

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 $11.68 $24.64 $29.00 $35.65 $18.43 $23.27 $25.76 $29.36 $9.21 $13.64 $15.80 $18.52
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 $6,959 $10,141 $13,323 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,959 $10,141 $13,323
Medical $2,305 $7,945 $7,657 $7,778 $5,495 $7,657 $7,778 $7,679 $5,495 $7,657 $7,778 $7,679
Housing $7,811 $10,322 $10,322 $14,198 $7,848 $10,322 $10,322 $14,198 $7,811 $10,322 $10,322 $14,198
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 $20,260 $42,785 $50,358 $61,928 $31,974 $40,412 $44,738 $51,011 $31,937 $47,371 $54,879 $64,334
Annual taxes $4,033 $8,460 $9,956 $12,223 $6,369 $7,991 $8,846 $10,067 $6,363 $9,366 $10,849 $12,698
Required annual income before taxes $24,294 $51,245 $60,314 $74,151 $38,342 $48,404 $53,584 $61,078 $38,300 $56,737 $65,728 $77,032

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $95,855
Business & Financial Operations $70,534
Computer & Mathematical $70,747
Architecture & Engineering $78,839
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,287
Community & Social Service $43,221
Legal $53,620
Education, Training, & Library $41,960
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,442
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,406
Healthcare Support $24,284
Protective Service $37,569
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,618
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,336
Personal Care & Service $20,004
Sales & Related $23,776
Office & Administrative Support $33,351
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $47,348
Construction & Extraction $40,690
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $52,003
Production $35,364
Transportation & Material Moving $30,301