Living Wage Calculation for Valdosta, 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 $11.21 $22.81 $26.38 $32.42 $17.75 $21.70 $24.27 $27.04 $8.86 $12.55 $14.53 $16.61
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 $6,648 $8,508 $8,508 $11,928 $6,696 $8,508 $8,508 $11,928 $6,648 $8,508 $8,508 $11,928
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 $19,480 $39,598 $45,780 $56,252 $30,800 $37,662 $42,125 $46,926 $30,752 $43,557 $50,431 $57,643
Annual taxes $3,834 $7,855 $9,089 $11,183 $6,112 $7,469 $8,359 $9,323 $6,105 $8,645 $10,016 $11,461
Required annual income before taxes $23,314 $47,453 $54,869 $67,435 $36,912 $45,131 $50,484 $56,248 $36,858 $52,202 $60,447 $69,104

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $79,653
Business & Financial Operations $54,861
Computer & Mathematical $61,065
Architecture & Engineering $67,700
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,491
Community & Social Service $38,443
Legal $55,839
Education, Training, & Library $46,230
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $29,329
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,347
Healthcare Support $25,584
Protective Service $35,203
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,093
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,068
Personal Care & Service $20,142
Sales & Related $22,539
Office & Administrative Support $27,600
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,105
Construction & Extraction $37,137
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $35,542
Production $28,907
Transportation & Material Moving $27,909