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 $14.22 $29.44 $36.60 $47.18 $22.46 $27.67 $31.28 $33.74 $11.21 $16.10 $20.17 $23.68
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 $7,647 $15,294 $22,942 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,647 $15,294 $22,942
Medical $2,866 $8,566 $8,254 $8,394 $5,885 $8,254 $8,394 $8,047 $5,885 $8,254 $8,394 $8,047
Housing $8,136 $10,788 $10,788 $14,664 $8,196 $10,788 $10,788 $14,664 $8,136 $10,788 $10,788 $14,664
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 $23,979 $49,625 $61,697 $79,533 $37,859 $46,651 $52,726 $56,883 $37,799 $54,298 $68,020 $79,825
Annual taxes $5,606 $11,603 $14,425 $18,595 $8,852 $10,907 $12,328 $13,300 $8,838 $12,695 $15,904 $18,664
Required annual income before taxes $29,586 $61,228 $76,122 $98,129 $46,711 $57,558 $65,054 $70,183 $46,637 $66,993 $83,924 $98,489

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $98,571
Business & Financial Operations $61,260
Computer & Mathematical $70,304
Architecture & Engineering $70,764
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,879
Community & Social Service $44,451
Legal $54,938
Education, Training, & Library $45,137
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $47,623
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,204
Healthcare Support $26,916
Protective Service $38,917
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,799
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,827
Personal Care & Service $26,824
Sales & Related $26,691
Office & Administrative Support $35,377
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,006
Construction & Extraction $38,252
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,792
Production $44,564
Transportation & Material Moving $33,935