Living Wage Calculation for Rome, 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 $13.81 $27.39 $33.39 $42.37 $22.36 $26.86 $30.51 $32.54 $11.17 $15.10 $18.59 $21.27
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 $5,556 $11,112 $16,669 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,556 $11,112 $16,669
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 $7,308 $9,060 $9,060 $12,156 $7,356 $9,060 $9,060 $12,156 $7,308 $9,060 $9,060 $12,156
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 $1,811 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982
Other $2,875 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $6,235 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $6,235
Required annual income after taxes $22,998 $45,608 $55,589 $70,554 $37,233 $44,724 $50,800 $54,177 $37,185 $50,280 $61,912 $70,846
Annual taxes $5,731 $11,366 $13,854 $17,583 $9,279 $11,146 $12,660 $13,502 $9,267 $12,531 $15,430 $17,656
Required annual income before taxes $28,729 $56,974 $69,442 $88,137 $46,513 $55,871 $63,460 $67,678 $46,453 $62,811 $77,342 $88,502

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $79,788
Business & Financial Operations $51,337
Computer & Mathematical $0
Architecture & Engineering $75,542
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,897
Community & Social Service $40,994
Legal $62,058
Education, Training, & Library $55,552
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,554
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,403
Healthcare Support $27,459
Protective Service $38,814
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,909
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,356
Personal Care & Service $20,175
Sales & Related $24,410
Office & Administrative Support $33,853
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $47,122
Construction & Extraction $37,464
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,280
Production $34,640
Transportation & Material Moving $28,707