Living Wage Calculation for Savannah, 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 $13.17 $25.14 $28.71 $35.44 $20.17 $24.02 $26.60 $30.06 $9.84 $13.71 $15.69 $18.12
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
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 $2,994 $4,413 $6,644 $8,812 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741
Child Care $0 $5,895 $8,306 $10,717 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,895 $8,306 $10,717
Medical $2,392 $7,662 $7,318 $7,401 $5,495 $7,318 $7,401 $7,120 $5,495 $7,318 $7,401 $7,120
Housing $10,236 $12,756 $12,756 $17,436 $11,112 $12,756 $12,756 $17,436 $10,236 $12,756 $12,756 $17,436
Transportation $4,623 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329
Other $2,824 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808
Required annual income after taxes $23,068 $43,846 $50,028 $61,760 $35,216 $41,910 $46,373 $52,434 $34,340 $47,805 $54,679 $63,151
Annual taxes $4,334 $8,448 $9,681 $11,952 $6,728 $8,062 $8,952 $10,091 $6,606 $9,238 $10,609 $12,229
Required annual income before taxes $27,402 $52,293 $59,709 $73,711 $41,944 $49,972 $55,325 $62,525 $40,946 $57,043 $65,288 $75,380

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,984
Business & Financial Operations $61,507
Computer & Mathematical $67,710
Architecture & Engineering $92,101
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,500
Community & Social Service $43,371
Legal $62,165
Education, Training, & Library $48,566
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $0
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,213
Healthcare Support $26,901
Protective Service $34,719
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,535
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,313
Personal Care & Service $20,482
Sales & Related $24,555
Office & Administrative Support $32,219
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $34,904
Construction & Extraction $38,772
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,156
Production $39,976
Transportation & Material Moving $33,341