Living Wage Calculation for Carson City, NV

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 $10.11 $22.39 $29.41 $38.66 $16.84 $21.15 $23.73 $27.11 $12.76 $8.03 $12.76 $16.06 $19.76
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 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25

*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 $3,560 $5,390 $8,023 $10,601 $6,527 $8,260 $10,608 $12,889 $6,527 $8,260 $10,608 $12,889
Child Care $0 $7,980 $15,339 $22,699 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,980 $15,339 $22,699
Medical $1,980 $5,772 $5,485 $5,646 $4,740 $5,485 $5,646 $5,503 $4,740 $5,485 $5,646 $5,503
Housing $6,384 $10,092 $10,092 $14,712 $7,812 $10,092 $10,092 $14,712 $6,384 $10,092 $10,092 $14,712
Transportation $3,768 $7,155 $9,346 $10,196 $7,155 $9,346 $10,196 $10,231 $7,155 $9,346 $10,196 $10,231
Other $2,799 $4,565 $5,497 $6,845 $4,565 $5,497 $6,845 $6,235 $4,565 $5,497 $6,845 $6,235
Required annual income after taxes $18,491 $40,953 $53,782 $70,698 $30,799 $38,680 $43,387 $49,570 $29,371 $46,660 $58,726 $72,269
Annual taxes $2,541 $5,627 $7,390 $9,714 $4,232 $5,315 $5,962 $6,811 $4,036 $6,411 $8,069 $9,930
Required annual income before taxes $21,032 $46,580 $61,172 $80,413 $35,031 $43,995 $49,348 $56,381 $53,071 $33,407 $53,071 $66,795 $82,199

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $81,330
Business & Financial Operations $55,530
Computer & Mathematical $61,820
Architecture & Engineering $59,670
Life, Physical, & Social Science $0
Community & Social Service $49,260
Legal $85,280
Education, Training, & Library $39,430
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $48,900
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $76,500
Healthcare Support $31,700
Protective Service $46,150
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,830
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,820
Personal Care & Service $22,620
Sales & Related $25,020
Office & Administrative Support $33,770
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $39,110
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,350
Production $30,980
Transportation & Material Moving $25,330