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 (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 $10.34 $22.15 $26.31 $33.26 $17.87 $21.32 $23.87 $27.66 $24.72 $8.93 $12.36 $14.50 $17.26
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 $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 $3,594 $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 $6,007 $9,061 $12,114 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,007 $9,061 $12,114
Medical $2,262 $6,284 $6,085 $6,053 $5,291 $6,085 $6,053 $6,168 $5,291 $6,085 $6,053 $6,168
Housing $6,516 $10,032 $10,032 $14,520 $8,184 $10,032 $10,032 $14,520 $8,184 $10,032 $10,032 $14,520
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 $18,494 $39,340 $46,686 $58,979 $31,792 $37,879 $42,390 $49,106 $31,792 $43,886 $51,450 $61,220
Annual taxes $3,020 $6,722 $8,036 $10,193 $5,374 $6,461 $7,268 $8,427 $5,374 $7,535 $8,889 $10,594
Required annual income before taxes $21,514 $46,062 $54,722 $69,173 $37,166 $44,340 $49,657 $57,533 $51,422 $37,166 $51,422 $60,339 $71,814

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $80,600
Business & Financial Operations $55,930
Computer & Mathematical $70,610
Architecture & Engineering $80,100
Life, Physical, & Social Science $67,770
Community & Social Service $38,590
Legal $57,230
Education, Training, & Library $44,930
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,640
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,100
Healthcare Support $26,560
Protective Service $35,730
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,910
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,120
Personal Care & Service $19,560
Sales & Related $23,540
Office & Administrative Support $29,960
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $19,230
Construction & Extraction $36,660
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,910
Production $30,840
Transportation & Material Moving $30,250