Living Wage Calculation for Farmington, 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 $11.76 $24.23 $28.96 $35.65 $18.48 $22.19 $24.91 $27.38 $25.95 $9.23 $13.35 $15.90 $18.33
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 $7,824 $9,240 $9,240 $11,748 $7,872 $9,240 $9,240 $11,748 $7,824 $9,240 $9,240 $11,748
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 $20,858 $42,610 $50,888 $62,547 $32,570 $39,051 $43,804 $48,069 $32,522 $46,926 $55,865 $64,316
Annual taxes $3,606 $7,783 $9,343 $11,612 $5,867 $7,112 $8,008 $8,883 $5,860 $8,596 $10,281 $11,945
Required annual income before taxes $24,464 $50,393 $60,231 $74,158 $38,438 $46,163 $51,812 $56,952 $53,978 $38,383 $55,522 $66,146 $76,261

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $86,916
Business & Financial Operations $53,287
Computer & Mathematical $65,560
Architecture & Engineering $69,459
Life, Physical, & Social Science $54,409
Community & Social Service $47,084
Legal $88,223
Education, Training, & Library $55,427
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,485
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $66,116
Healthcare Support $29,606
Protective Service $36,890
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,504
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,642
Personal Care & Service $22,087
Sales & Related $23,763
Office & Administrative Support $31,705
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $20,430
Construction & Extraction $47,321
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,432
Production $42,918
Transportation & Material Moving $35,295