Living Wage Calculation for Prairie 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 $10.32 $21.18 $25.12 $31.11 $16.85 $20.60 $23.19 $25.54 $23.02 $8.42 $11.74 $13.91 $15.96
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 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50

*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 $2,994 $4,413 $6,644 $8,812 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741
Child Care $0 $4,964 $7,968 $10,972 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,964 $7,968 $10,972
Medical $2,213 $7,056 $6,712 $6,795 $5,331 $6,712 $6,795 $6,514 $5,331 $6,712 $6,795 $6,514
Housing $5,676 $7,596 $7,596 $10,224 $5,712 $7,596 $7,596 $10,224 $5,712 $7,596 $7,596 $10,224
Transportation $4,623 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329
Other $2,824 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808
Required annual income after taxes $18,329 $37,149 $43,924 $54,197 $29,652 $36,144 $40,607 $44,616 $29,652 $41,108 $48,575 $55,588
Annual taxes $3,128 $6,907 $8,327 $10,507 $5,387 $6,697 $7,632 $8,500 $5,387 $7,737 $9,301 $10,798
Required annual income before taxes $21,457 $44,056 $52,251 $64,704 $35,039 $42,841 $48,238 $53,116 $47,872 $35,039 $48,845 $57,876 $66,386

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $76,382
Business & Financial Operations $56,806
Computer & Mathematical $66,712
Architecture & Engineering $66,404
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,958
Community & Social Service $37,774
Legal $54,069
Education, Training, & Library $44,513
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,287
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $52,629
Healthcare Support $24,576
Protective Service $34,205
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,906
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,881
Personal Care & Service $20,554
Sales & Related $23,712
Office & Administrative Support $30,255
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,991
Construction & Extraction $35,707
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,276
Production $30,594
Transportation & Material Moving $29,709