Living Wage Calculation for Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR

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 $10.11 $20.47 $26.06 $33.34 $16.51 $20.88 $23.36 $26.25 $11.82 $8.16 $11.82 $14.32 $17.04
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 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00

*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 $2,983 $4,516 $6,722 $8,882 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799
Child Care $0 $4,787 $9,188 $13,589 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,787 $9,188 $13,589
Medical $2,003 $6,055 $5,768 $5,929 $4,879 $5,768 $5,929 $5,787 $4,879 $5,768 $5,929 $5,787
Housing $6,188 $8,464 $8,464 $12,257 $6,533 $8,464 $8,464 $12,257 $6,188 $8,464 $8,464 $12,257
Transportation $4,401 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951
Other $2,458 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474
Required annual income after taxes $18,034 $36,188 $45,886 $58,577 $29,247 $36,897 $41,201 $46,268 $28,902 $41,684 $50,389 $59,857
Annual taxes $2,995 $6,395 $8,310 $10,765 $5,095 $6,535 $7,385 $8,335 $5,047 $7,480 $9,199 $11,018
Required annual income before taxes $21,029 $42,583 $54,196 $69,342 $34,342 $43,432 $48,586 $54,603 $49,164 $33,949 $49,164 $59,588 $70,875

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $94,490
Business & Financial Operations $62,700
Computer & Mathematical $71,120
Architecture & Engineering $58,910
Life, Physical, & Social Science $41,360
Community & Social Service $39,940
Legal $58,640
Education, Training, & Library $47,600
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,350
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $50,980
Healthcare Support $23,580
Protective Service $36,460
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,460
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,200
Personal Care & Service $19,050
Sales & Related $22,770
Office & Administrative Support $29,130
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,510
Construction & Extraction $32,500
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $36,420
Production $26,380
Transportation & Material Moving $31,990