Living Wage Calculation for El Centro, CA

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 $10.47 $24.49 $29.76 $38.80 $17.99 $21.67 $24.90 $28.06 $17.18 $8.65 $13.27 $16.58 $19.84
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
Minimum Wage $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00

*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 $3,564 $5,245 $7,893 $10,476 $6,533 $8,124 $10,487 $12,773 $6,533 $8,124 $10,487 $12,773
Child Care $0 $8,260 $13,911 $19,562 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,260 $13,911 $19,562
Medical $2,150 $6,828 $6,547 $6,604 $5,139 $6,547 $6,604 $6,274 $5,139 $6,547 $6,604 $6,274
Housing $6,264 $9,864 $9,864 $13,476 $7,512 $9,864 $9,864 $13,476 $6,264 $9,864 $9,864 $13,476
Transportation $3,860 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $10,013 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $10,013
Other $2,803 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $5,932 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $5,932
Required annual income after taxes $18,641 $42,705 $51,587 $66,564 $31,693 $37,907 $43,401 $48,468 $30,445 $46,167 $57,312 $68,030
Annual taxes $3,144 $8,239 $10,310 $14,147 $5,718 $7,174 $8,387 $9,903 $5,543 $9,040 $11,647 $14,487
Required annual income before taxes $21,785 $50,944 $61,897 $80,711 $37,411 $45,081 $51,788 $58,370 $53,587 $35,989 $55,207 $68,959 $82,516

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,462
Business & Financial Operations $71,432
Computer & Mathematical $72,785
Architecture & Engineering $0
Life, Physical, & Social Science $82,492
Community & Social Service $50,010
Legal $78,730
Education, Training, & Library $50,840
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,651
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $79,007
Healthcare Support $30,791
Protective Service $80,073
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,114
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,537
Personal Care & Service $21,894
Sales & Related $23,216
Office & Administrative Support $33,077
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $21,341
Construction & Extraction $52,224
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,482
Production $31,099
Transportation & Material Moving $30,607