Living Wage Calculation for North Slope Borough, Alaska

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual must earn to support their family, if they are the sole provider and are working full-time (2080 hours per year). All values are per adult in a family unless otherwise noted. The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. The poverty rate is typically quoted as 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.

Hourly Wages 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $10.43 $21.36 $26.54 $33.37 $17.61 $20.47 $22.60 $25.49 $8.28 $11.78 $14.40 $17.39
Poverty Wage $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $14.00 $9.00 $11.00 $14.00 $16.00 $4.00 $5.00 $7.00 $8.00
Minimum Wage $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75

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.

Annual Expenses 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,530 $5,206 $7,822 $10,385 $6,472 $8,058 $10,392 $12,661 $6,472 $8,058 $10,392 $12,661
Child Care $0 $5,778 $11,555 $17,333 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,778 $11,555 $17,333
Medical $2,304 $5,959 $5,788 $5,648 $5,238 $5,788 $5,648 $5,873 $5,238 $5,788 $5,648 $5,873
Housing $7,524 $11,232 $11,232 $13,992 $9,468 $11,232 $11,232 $13,992 $7,524 $11,232 $11,232 $13,992
Transportation $3,727 $7,367 $8,421 $9,414 $7,367 $8,421 $9,414 $9,661 $7,367 $8,421 $9,414 $9,661
Other $2,374 $4,295 $4,677 $5,459 $4,295 $4,677 $5,459 $5,349 $4,295 $4,677 $5,459 $5,349
Required annual income after taxes $19,459 $39,838 $49,495 $62,231 $32,841 $38,175 $42,145 $47,535 $30,897 $43,953 $53,700 $64,868
Annual taxes $2,242 $4,589 $5,702 $7,169 $3,783 $4,398 $4,855 $5,476 $3,559 $5,063 $6,186 $7,473
Required annual income before taxes $21,701 $44,427 $55,196 $69,400 $36,625 $42,573 $47,000 $53,011 $34,457 $49,016 $59,887 $72,341

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $92,070
Business & Financial Operations $68,960
Computer & Mathematical $71,250
Architecture & Engineering $88,960
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,450
Community & Social Service $46,430
Legal $89,890
Education, Training, & Library $55,750
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,300
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $76,480
Healthcare Support $34,380
Protective Service $49,930
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,150
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,890
Personal Care & Service $28,100
Sales & Related $27,300
Office & Administrative Support $38,380
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $39,760
Construction & Extraction $60,200
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $55,620
Production $34,630
Transportation & Material Moving $42,620