Living Wage Calculation for Colfax County, New Mexico

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 $10.47 $23.38 $27.61 $34.44 $17.33 $20.88 $24.02 $26.04 $16.41 $8.66 $12.68 $15.44 $17.64
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
Minimum Wage $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50

*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 $3,564 $5,245 $7,893 $10,476 $6,533 $8,124 $10,487 $12,773 $6,533 $8,124 $10,487 $12,773
Child Care $0 $7,826 $11,987 $16,147 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,826 $11,987 $16,147
Medical $2,307 $7,474 $7,193 $7,251 $5,401 $7,193 $7,251 $6,921 $5,401 $7,193 $7,251 $6,921
Housing $5,988 $8,004 $8,004 $10,008 $6,024 $8,004 $8,004 $10,008 $6,024 $8,004 $8,004 $10,008
Transportation $3,860 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $10,013 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $10,013
Other $2,803 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $5,932 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $5,932
Required annual income after taxes $18,522 $41,057 $48,449 $60,328 $30,466 $36,694 $42,188 $45,646 $30,466 $44,520 $54,175 $61,793
Annual taxes $3,257 $7,572 $8,970 $11,307 $5,573 $6,742 $7,781 $8,524 $5,573 $8,225 $10,052 $11,583
Required annual income before taxes $21,779 $48,629 $57,419 $71,635 $36,040 $43,436 $49,969 $54,170 $51,210 $36,040 $52,745 $64,227 $73,376

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $83,363
Business & Financial Operations $58,251
Computer & Mathematical $74,026
Architecture & Engineering $88,027
Life, Physical, & Social Science $70,336
Community & Social Service $40,959
Legal $65,262
Education, Training, & Library $46,545
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,341
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,831
Healthcare Support $27,214
Protective Service $36,910
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,629
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,417
Personal Care & Service $20,018
Sales & Related $25,143
Office & Administrative Support $31,693
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $20,428
Construction & Extraction $38,356
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,180
Production $32,165
Transportation & Material Moving $30,935