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 (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $11.22 $24.38 $29.47 $38.98 $18.66 $22.45 $25.56 $29.24 $17.12 $9.33 $13.17 $16.36 $19.91
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
Minimum Wage $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50

*Documentation for families with an adult working part-time is available separately, here.

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 (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,564 $5,245 $7,893 $10,476 $6,533 $8,124 $10,487 $12,773 $6,533 $8,124 $10,487 $12,773
Child Care $0 $6,861 $12,730 $18,598 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,861 $12,730 $18,598
Medical $2,291 $7,315 $7,035 $7,092 $5,025 $7,035 $7,092 $6,762 $5,025 $7,035 $7,092 $6,762
Housing $7,488 $11,328 $11,328 $16,488 $9,084 $11,328 $11,328 $16,488 $9,084 $11,328 $11,328 $16,488
Transportation $3,860 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $10,013 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $10,013
Other $2,803 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $5,932 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $5,932
Required annual income after taxes $20,006 $43,258 $52,357 $69,100 $33,150 $39,859 $45,353 $51,967 $33,150 $46,720 $58,083 $70,565
Annual taxes $3,338 $7,444 $8,934 $11,975 $5,663 $6,843 $7,809 $8,842 $5,663 $8,052 $9,978 $12,241
Required annual income before taxes $23,343 $50,702 $61,292 $81,075 $38,813 $46,702 $53,163 $60,810 $53,427 $38,813 $54,772 $68,061 $82,806

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,433
Business & Financial Operations $61,685
Computer & Mathematical $78,392
Architecture & Engineering $78,003
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,216
Community & Social Service $39,514
Legal $76,793
Education, Training, & Library $40,221
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,185
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $67,486
Healthcare Support $30,268
Protective Service $42,927
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,162
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,872
Personal Care & Service $22,755
Sales & Related $26,322
Office & Administrative Support $34,215
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $19,977
Construction & Extraction $41,021
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,466
Production $33,405
Transportation & Material Moving $30,904