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 $9.72 $22.27 $28.52 $36.56 $16.57 $20.47 $22.93 $25.67 $8.29 $12.37 $15.56 $18.89
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $5.00 $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 $3,594 $5,289 $7,939 $10,543 $6,589 $8,193 $10,556 $12,862 $6,589 $8,193 $10,556 $12,862
Child Care $0 $7,859 $15,068 $22,276 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,859 $15,068 $22,276
Medical $2,112 $5,941 $5,741 $5,710 $4,651 $5,741 $5,710 $5,825 $4,651 $5,741 $5,710 $5,825
Housing $6,060 $10,188 $10,188 $13,020 $7,536 $10,188 $10,188 $13,020 $7,536 $10,188 $10,188 $13,020
Transportation $3,885 $7,669 $8,690 $10,235 $7,669 $8,690 $10,235 $10,331 $7,669 $8,690 $10,235 $10,331
Other $2,237 $4,059 $4,880 $5,514 $4,059 $4,880 $5,514 $5,225 $4,059 $4,880 $5,514 $5,225
Required annual income after taxes $17,888 $41,005 $52,506 $67,298 $30,504 $37,692 $42,202 $47,263 $30,504 $45,551 $57,270 $69,539
Annual taxes $2,324 $5,326 $6,821 $8,742 $3,962 $4,896 $5,482 $6,139 $3,962 $5,917 $7,439 $9,033
Required annual income before taxes $20,212 $46,331 $59,326 $76,040 $34,467 $42,588 $47,684 $53,402 $34,467 $51,468 $64,710 $78,572

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $83,310
Business & Financial Operations $56,930
Computer & Mathematical $71,010
Architecture & Engineering $72,880
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,560
Community & Social Service $47,850
Legal $80,410
Education, Training, & Library $45,010
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $45,040
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $75,610
Healthcare Support $31,020
Protective Service $33,240
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,270
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $30,570
Personal Care & Service $20,960
Sales & Related $24,550
Office & Administrative Support $32,660
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,850
Construction & Extraction $45,520
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,420
Production $30,360
Transportation & Material Moving $30,840