Living Wage Calculation for Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

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 $11.86 $25.32 $29.55 $36.44 $18.36 $22.77 $25.32 $28.26 $9.17 $13.79 $16.11 $18.62
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 $8,427 $12,056 $15,685 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,427 $12,056 $15,685
Medical $2,472 $8,023 $7,679 $7,762 $5,586 $7,679 $7,762 $7,481 $5,586 $7,679 $7,762 $7,481
Housing $7,872 $10,320 $10,320 $14,028 $7,920 $10,320 $10,320 $14,028 $7,872 $10,320 $10,320 $14,028
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 $20,784 $44,303 $51,703 $63,681 $32,115 $39,835 $44,298 $49,387 $32,067 $48,262 $56,354 $65,072
Annual taxes $3,892 $8,367 $9,769 $12,104 $6,066 $7,520 $8,366 $9,396 $6,060 $9,117 $10,651 $12,368
Required annual income before taxes $24,676 $52,670 $61,472 $75,785 $38,181 $47,355 $52,664 $58,782 $38,126 $57,379 $67,004 $77,440

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,961
Business & Financial Operations $58,493
Computer & Mathematical $69,233
Architecture & Engineering $65,426
Life, Physical, & Social Science $67,885
Community & Social Service $43,504
Legal $51,137
Education, Training, & Library $47,064
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $0
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,063
Healthcare Support $27,909
Protective Service $37,888
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,885
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,689
Personal Care & Service $19,792
Sales & Related $23,990
Office & Administrative Support $33,217
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $21,675
Construction & Extraction $38,299
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,195
Production $41,149
Transportation & Material Moving $38,340