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 $10.81 $24.01 $28.87 $36.79 $17.78 $21.79 $24.39 $27.93 $25.59 $8.50 $13.19 $15.80 $18.88
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 $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 $3,573 $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 $8,378 $13,155 $17,932 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,378 $13,155 $17,932
Medical $2,213 $7,233 $6,889 $6,972 $5,099 $6,889 $6,972 $6,691 $5,099 $6,889 $6,972 $6,691
Housing $6,768 $10,344 $10,344 $15,048 $8,184 $10,344 $10,344 $15,048 $6,768 $10,344 $10,344 $15,048
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 $19,736 $43,836 $52,704 $67,150 $32,448 $39,773 $44,526 $50,988 $31,032 $48,151 $57,681 $68,920
Annual taxes $2,753 $6,115 $7,352 $9,367 $4,527 $5,548 $6,211 $7,113 $4,329 $6,717 $8,047 $9,614
Required annual income before taxes $22,489 $49,951 $60,056 $76,518 $36,975 $45,322 $50,737 $58,100 $53,225 $35,361 $54,868 $65,728 $78,534

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $94,055
Business & Financial Operations $62,124
Computer & Mathematical $65,992
Architecture & Engineering $65,385
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,756
Community & Social Service $56,867
Legal $80,332
Education, Training, & Library $42,702
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $48,854
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $79,530
Healthcare Support $35,398
Protective Service $49,934
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,459
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,786
Personal Care & Service $24,453
Sales & Related $27,724
Office & Administrative Support $37,558
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $42,980
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,080
Production $36,972
Transportation & Material Moving $28,866