Living Wage Calculation for Sandoval 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 (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 $10.06 $21.41 $25.30 $31.74 $17.08 $20.38 $22.57 $26.40 $8.10 $11.84 $13.81 $16.60
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 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50

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 $3,530 $5,206 $7,822 $10,385 $6,472 $8,058 $10,392 $12,661 $6,472 $8,058 $10,392 $12,661
Child Care $0 $5,982 $9,152 $12,322 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,982 $9,152 $12,322
Medical $2,359 $6,346 $6,174 $6,035 $4,981 $6,174 $6,035 $6,260 $4,981 $6,174 $6,035 $6,260
Housing $6,252 $9,624 $9,624 $13,932 $7,860 $9,624 $9,624 $13,932 $6,252 $9,624 $9,624 $13,932
Transportation $3,727 $7,367 $8,421 $9,414 $7,367 $8,421 $9,414 $9,661 $7,367 $8,421 $9,414 $9,661
Other $2,374 $4,295 $4,677 $5,459 $4,295 $4,677 $5,459 $5,349 $4,295 $4,677 $5,459 $5,349
Required annual income after taxes $18,242 $38,821 $45,870 $57,547 $30,976 $36,954 $40,924 $47,862 $29,368 $42,936 $50,076 $60,184
Annual taxes $2,685 $5,714 $6,752 $8,471 $4,560 $5,440 $6,024 $7,045 $4,323 $6,320 $7,371 $8,859
Required annual income before taxes $20,927 $44,535 $52,622 $66,018 $35,535 $42,393 $46,948 $54,907 $33,691 $49,256 $57,447 $69,043

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $78,280
Business & Financial Operations $54,670
Computer & Mathematical $67,180
Architecture & Engineering $75,160
Life, Physical, & Social Science $65,050
Community & Social Service $36,800
Legal $60,190
Education, Training, & Library $41,750
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,700
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,560
Healthcare Support $26,140
Protective Service $34,280
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,910
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,670
Personal Care & Service $19,030
Sales & Related $22,840
Office & Administrative Support $28,830
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $18,950
Construction & Extraction $36,080
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,980
Production $29,880
Transportation & Material Moving $29,180