Living Wage Calculation for Perry 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 (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 $10.04 $19.89 $25.20 $33.07 $16.39 $19.45 $22.00 $24.51 $8.19 $11.01 $13.93 $16.82
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 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

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 $3,022 $4,457 $6,704 $8,887 $5,540 $6,898 $8,903 $10,835 $5,540 $6,898 $8,903 $10,835
Child Care $0 $4,705 $10,687 $16,670 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,705 $10,687 $16,670
Medical $1,961 $5,783 $5,571 $5,635 $4,503 $5,571 $5,635 $5,602 $4,503 $5,571 $5,635 $5,602
Housing $6,384 $8,868 $8,868 $12,396 $7,380 $8,868 $8,868 $12,396 $7,380 $8,868 $8,868 $12,396
Transportation $4,697 $8,554 $9,859 $11,553 $8,554 $9,859 $11,553 $11,037 $8,554 $9,859 $11,553 $11,037
Other $2,253 $3,916 $4,284 $5,178 $3,916 $4,284 $5,178 $4,838 $3,916 $4,284 $5,178 $4,838
Required annual income after taxes $18,317 $36,282 $45,975 $60,320 $29,894 $35,481 $40,138 $44,709 $29,894 $40,186 $50,825 $61,379
Annual taxes $2,568 $5,087 $6,446 $8,457 $4,191 $4,974 $5,627 $6,268 $4,191 $5,634 $7,126 $8,605
Required annual income before taxes $20,885 $41,369 $52,420 $68,777 $34,085 $40,456 $45,765 $50,977 $34,085 $45,820 $57,951 $69,985

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $73,600
Business & Financial Operations $54,940
Computer & Mathematical $63,390
Architecture & Engineering $61,870
Life, Physical, & Social Science $49,140
Community & Social Service $35,520
Legal $58,000
Education, Training, & Library $42,630
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,460
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $49,250
Healthcare Support $21,770
Protective Service $32,010
Food Preparation & Serving Related $17,980
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,380
Personal Care & Service $18,360
Sales & Related $21,560
Office & Administrative Support $27,260
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,130
Construction & Extraction $32,980
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $35,950
Production $28,480
Transportation & Material Moving $27,110