Living Wage Calculation for Tulare County, California

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 $10.25 $21.47 $25.03 $31.50 $16.21 $19.77 $22.40 $25.54 $8.10 $11.88 $13.90 $16.16
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 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00

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 $3,607 $5,319 $8,002 $10,607 $6,612 $8,234 $10,627 $12,932 $6,612 $8,234 $10,627 $12,932
Child Care $0 $7,312 $9,869 $12,426 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,312 $9,869 $12,426
Medical $2,099 $6,363 $6,151 $6,215 $4,817 $6,151 $6,215 $6,182 $4,817 $6,151 $6,215 $6,182
Housing $6,732 $8,988 $8,988 $13,248 $6,912 $8,988 $8,988 $13,248 $6,912 $8,988 $8,988 $13,248
Transportation $4,054 $7,382 $8,509 $9,970 $7,382 $8,509 $9,970 $9,525 $7,382 $8,509 $9,970 $9,525
Other $2,284 $3,971 $4,344 $5,250 $3,971 $4,344 $5,250 $4,905 $3,971 $4,344 $5,250 $4,905
Required annual income after taxes $18,776 $39,335 $45,863 $57,717 $29,695 $36,225 $41,050 $46,793 $29,695 $43,538 $50,919 $59,219
Annual taxes $2,538 $5,318 $6,201 $7,803 $4,015 $4,898 $5,550 $6,326 $4,015 $5,886 $6,884 $8,006
Required annual income before taxes $21,314 $44,654 $52,064 $65,520 $33,709 $41,123 $46,600 $53,120 $33,709 $49,424 $57,804 $67,226

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $109,720
Business & Financial Operations $71,490
Computer & Mathematical $94,910
Architecture & Engineering $91,910
Life, Physical, & Social Science $73,210
Community & Social Service $46,590
Legal $98,580
Education, Training, & Library $52,260
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $55,310
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $82,430
Healthcare Support $31,170
Protective Service $41,680
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,050
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,240
Personal Care & Service $22,510
Sales & Related $28,250
Office & Administrative Support $36,420
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $18,990
Construction & Extraction $50,520
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,360
Production $29,810
Transportation & Material Moving $29,380