Living Wage Calculation for Albuquerque, NM

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 $11.14 $24.90 $29.63 $37.57 $18.81 $22.87 $25.59 $29.29 $26.63 $8.91 $13.69 $16.24 $19.29
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
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 $3,573 $5,267 $7,929 $10,517 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820
Child Care $0 $7,875 $12,061 $16,247 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,875 $12,061 $16,247
Medical $2,279 $7,615 $7,271 $7,353 $5,533 $7,271 $7,353 $7,072 $5,533 $7,271 $7,353 $7,072
Housing $6,684 $10,476 $10,476 $15,240 $8,484 $10,476 $10,476 $15,240 $6,684 $10,476 $10,476 $15,240
Transportation $4,206 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307
Other $2,976 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121
Required annual income after taxes $19,718 $43,846 $52,124 $66,039 $33,182 $40,287 $45,040 $51,561 $31,382 $48,162 $57,101 $67,808
Annual taxes $3,447 $7,955 $9,516 $12,099 $5,952 $7,284 $8,180 $9,370 $5,701 $8,769 $10,454 $12,432
Required annual income before taxes $23,165 $51,802 $61,639 $78,138 $39,135 $47,571 $53,220 $60,931 $55,387 $37,084 $56,931 $67,555 $80,240

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,393
Business & Financial Operations $62,649
Computer & Mathematical $75,415
Architecture & Engineering $96,010
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,912
Community & Social Service $44,204
Legal $65,858
Education, Training, & Library $46,302
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,811
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $69,912
Healthcare Support $29,462
Protective Service $35,799
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,492
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,444
Personal Care & Service $21,562
Sales & Related $26,027
Office & Administrative Support $33,104
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,362
Construction & Extraction $38,155
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,914
Production $31,715
Transportation & Material Moving $29,997