Living Wage Calculation for Elko County, Nevada

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 $9.94 $22.34 $26.36 $32.52 $16.50 $20.29 $22.87 $25.24 $8.25 $12.30 $14.53 $16.66
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 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25

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 $3,607 $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 $8,028 $11,557 $15,085 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,028 $11,557 $15,085
Medical $2,315 $6,401 $6,190 $6,254 $5,003 $6,190 $6,254 $6,221 $5,003 $6,190 $6,254 $6,221
Housing $6,288 $10,560 $10,560 $13,488 $7,800 $10,560 $10,560 $13,488 $7,800 $10,560 $10,560 $13,488
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 $18,548 $41,662 $49,161 $60,655 $30,769 $37,836 $42,661 $47,072 $30,769 $45,864 $54,218 $62,157
Annual taxes $2,137 $4,799 $5,663 $6,987 $3,545 $4,359 $4,915 $5,423 $3,545 $5,284 $6,246 $7,161
Required annual income before taxes $20,684 $46,462 $54,825 $67,642 $34,313 $42,195 $47,576 $52,495 $34,313 $51,148 $60,464 $69,318

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $82,730
Business & Financial Operations $56,850
Computer & Mathematical $71,320
Architecture & Engineering $71,500
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,740
Community & Social Service $47,490
Legal $75,550
Education, Training, & Library $44,430
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,810
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $74,310
Healthcare Support $31,360
Protective Service $33,300
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,870
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $31,010
Personal Care & Service $20,110
Sales & Related $25,220
Office & Administrative Support $32,110
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,420
Construction & Extraction $48,150
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,160
Production $30,240
Transportation & Material Moving $30,570