Living Wage Calculation for Pima 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 $10.99 $23.88 $29.56 $38.40 $17.94 $22.41 $25.11 $28.77 $25.69 $8.97 $13.17 $16.20 $19.70
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 $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 $3,573 $5,267 $7,929 $10,517 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820
Child Care $0 $6,904 $12,809 $18,714 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,904 $12,809 $18,714
Medical $2,262 $7,455 $7,112 $7,194 $5,156 $7,112 $7,194 $6,913 $5,156 $7,112 $7,194 $6,913
Housing $6,540 $10,248 $10,248 $14,904 $7,704 $10,248 $10,248 $14,904 $7,704 $10,248 $10,248 $14,904
Transportation $4,206 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307
Other $2,976 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121
Required annual income after taxes $19,557 $42,488 $52,484 $68,010 $32,025 $39,900 $44,652 $51,066 $32,025 $46,804 $57,461 $69,780
Annual taxes $3,299 $7,192 $9,010 $11,854 $5,296 $6,721 $7,586 $8,772 $5,296 $7,977 $9,916 $12,176
Required annual income before taxes $22,856 $49,680 $61,494 $79,864 $37,321 $46,621 $52,238 $59,837 $53,427 $37,321 $54,781 $67,377 $81,956

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,295
Business & Financial Operations $63,276
Computer & Mathematical $81,834
Architecture & Engineering $78,974
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,423
Community & Social Service $40,264
Legal $79,005
Education, Training, & Library $41,982
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,245
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $70,704
Healthcare Support $30,337
Protective Service $43,072
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,333
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,895
Personal Care & Service $23,959
Sales & Related $26,829
Office & Administrative Support $34,925
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $22,025
Construction & Extraction $41,653
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,288
Production $33,855
Transportation & Material Moving $32,086