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 $10.98 $22.14 $27.03 $32.96 $17.36 $21.90 $24.59 $26.82 $12.70 $8.66 $12.70 $14.92 $16.93
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 $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 $3,560 $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 $6,113 $9,223 $12,334 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,113 $9,223 $12,334
Medical $2,057 $6,358 $6,072 $6,232 $5,003 $6,072 $6,232 $6,090 $5,003 $6,072 $6,232 $6,090
Housing $7,320 $9,444 $9,444 $11,724 $7,404 $9,444 $9,444 $11,724 $7,320 $9,444 $9,444 $11,724
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 $19,504 $39,025 $47,605 $57,932 $30,654 $38,619 $43,325 $47,169 $30,570 $44,732 $52,548 $59,503
Annual taxes $3,328 $7,018 $8,617 $10,616 $5,464 $6,942 $7,819 $8,610 $5,453 $8,082 $9,539 $10,909
Required annual income before taxes $22,832 $46,042 $56,222 $68,548 $36,118 $45,561 $51,145 $55,779 $52,813 $36,023 $52,813 $62,087 $70,412

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,060
Business & Financial Operations $52,580
Computer & Mathematical $55,900
Architecture & Engineering $66,260
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,450
Community & Social Service $35,370
Legal $64,840
Education, Training, & Library $43,470
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $23,630
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,250
Healthcare Support $28,540
Protective Service $35,820
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,490
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,840
Personal Care & Service $19,100
Sales & Related $21,180
Office & Administrative Support $29,990
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $18,870
Construction & Extraction $42,890
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,890
Production $46,160
Transportation & Material Moving $35,020