Living Wage Calculation for Cross County, Arkansas

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 $9.94 $20.17 $25.76 $32.24 $16.17 $20.58 $23.06 $25.15 $11.67 $8.09 $11.67 $14.18 $16.49
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 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00

*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 $2,983 $4,516 $6,722 $8,882 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799
Child Care $0 $4,787 $9,188 $13,589 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,787 $9,188 $13,589
Medical $2,003 $6,055 $5,768 $5,929 $4,879 $5,768 $5,929 $5,787 $4,879 $5,768 $5,929 $5,787
Housing $5,880 $7,920 $7,920 $10,248 $5,916 $7,920 $7,920 $10,248 $5,916 $7,920 $7,920 $10,248
Transportation $4,401 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951
Other $2,458 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474
Required annual income after taxes $17,725 $35,644 $45,342 $56,568 $28,630 $36,353 $40,657 $44,259 $28,630 $41,140 $49,845 $57,848
Annual taxes $2,953 $6,320 $8,235 $10,489 $5,010 $6,460 $7,310 $8,059 $5,010 $7,405 $9,124 $10,742
Required annual income before taxes $20,678 $41,964 $53,577 $67,057 $33,639 $42,813 $47,967 $52,318 $48,545 $33,639 $48,545 $58,969 $68,590

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $72,070
Business & Financial Operations $54,870
Computer & Mathematical $64,320
Architecture & Engineering $62,580
Life, Physical, & Social Science $48,950
Community & Social Service $35,210
Legal $54,120
Education, Training, & Library $42,180
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,930
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $49,300
Healthcare Support $22,110
Protective Service $31,840
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,230
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,850
Personal Care & Service $18,630
Sales & Related $21,460
Office & Administrative Support $27,840
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,280
Construction & Extraction $33,220
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $36,260
Production $28,760
Transportation & Material Moving $27,390