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 $11.38 $24.12 $28.35 $35.37 $18.24 $21.63 $24.77 $26.98 $16.91 $9.11 $13.05 $15.81 $18.11
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 $3,564 $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 $7,826 $11,987 $16,147 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,826 $11,987 $16,147
Medical $2,307 $7,474 $7,193 $7,251 $5,401 $7,193 $7,251 $6,921 $5,401 $7,193 $7,251 $6,921
Housing $7,644 $9,360 $9,360 $11,712 $7,692 $9,360 $9,360 $11,712 $7,644 $9,360 $9,360 $11,712
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 $20,178 $42,413 $49,805 $62,032 $32,134 $38,050 $43,544 $47,350 $32,086 $45,876 $55,531 $63,497
Annual taxes $3,488 $7,761 $9,159 $11,545 $5,806 $6,931 $7,970 $8,761 $5,799 $8,414 $10,241 $11,821
Required annual income before taxes $23,666 $50,174 $58,964 $73,577 $37,941 $44,981 $51,514 $56,112 $52,755 $37,886 $54,290 $65,772 $75,318

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,573
Business & Financial Operations $52,398
Computer & Mathematical $61,459
Architecture & Engineering $64,268
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,975
Community & Social Service $40,488
Legal $78,208
Education, Training, & Library $46,556
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $28,393
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,436
Healthcare Support $28,844
Protective Service $37,105
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,096
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,351
Personal Care & Service $20,623
Sales & Related $23,175
Office & Administrative Support $31,406
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $19,813
Construction & Extraction $44,260
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,757
Production $47,960
Transportation & Material Moving $36,142