Living Wage Calculation for Maricopa County, Arizona

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 $10.61 $22.75 $28.31 $37.04 $17.72 $21.47 $23.65 $28.09 $8.33 $12.51 $15.31 $19.25
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $4.00 $5.00 $6.00
Minimum Wage $7.80 $7.80 $7.80 $7.80 $7.80 $7.80 $7.80 $7.80 $7.80 $7.80 $7.80 $7.80

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 $6,442 $12,680 $18,918 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,442 $12,680 $18,918
Medical $2,296 $6,566 $6,394 $6,255 $4,792 $6,394 $6,255 $6,479 $4,792 $6,394 $6,255 $6,479
Housing $7,368 $11,484 $11,484 $16,920 $9,288 $11,484 $11,484 $16,920 $7,368 $11,484 $11,484 $16,920
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 $19,295 $41,361 $51,478 $67,351 $32,215 $39,034 $43,004 $51,070 $30,295 $45,476 $55,684 $69,988
Annual taxes $2,779 $5,956 $7,413 $9,699 $4,639 $5,621 $6,193 $7,354 $4,362 $6,549 $8,018 $10,078
Required annual income before taxes $22,074 $47,317 $58,891 $77,049 $36,853 $44,655 $49,196 $58,424 $34,657 $52,025 $63,702 $80,066

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,100
Business & Financial Operations $58,210
Computer & Mathematical $74,190
Architecture & Engineering $70,470
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,990
Community & Social Service $38,120
Legal $69,920
Education, Training, & Library $38,470
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,800
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $66,000
Healthcare Support $28,320
Protective Service $39,610
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,970
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,120
Personal Care & Service $20,990
Sales & Related $25,650
Office & Administrative Support $31,720
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $18,270
Construction & Extraction $37,200
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,030
Production $30,550
Transportation & Material Moving $29,320