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 $10.11 $21.00 $25.08 $32.12 $16.87 $20.04 $22.70 $25.90 $8.43 $11.66 $13.93 $16.47
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 $3,607 $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 $5,932 $9,358 $12,784 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,932 $9,358 $12,784
Medical $2,126 $5,842 $5,630 $5,694 $4,759 $5,630 $5,694 $5,661 $4,759 $5,630 $5,694 $5,661
Housing $6,252 $9,624 $9,624 $13,932 $7,860 $9,624 $9,624 $13,932 $7,860 $9,624 $9,624 $13,932
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 $18,322 $38,070 $45,467 $58,238 $30,584 $36,341 $41,166 $46,957 $30,584 $42,272 $50,523 $59,741
Annual taxes $2,697 $5,604 $6,693 $8,573 $4,502 $5,349 $6,060 $6,912 $4,502 $6,223 $7,437 $8,794
Required annual income before taxes $21,020 $43,674 $52,160 $66,811 $35,086 $41,690 $47,225 $53,869 $35,086 $48,495 $57,961 $68,534

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $80,830
Business & Financial Operations $55,930
Computer & Mathematical $69,450
Architecture & Engineering $76,490
Life, Physical, & Social Science $65,580
Community & Social Service $36,260
Legal $60,870
Education, Training, & Library $42,660
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,340
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,860
Healthcare Support $26,150
Protective Service $35,260
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,770
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,640
Personal Care & Service $19,090
Sales & Related $23,070
Office & Administrative Support $29,410
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $18,800
Construction & Extraction $36,180
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,730
Production $31,010
Transportation & Material Moving $29,030