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 $10.63 $21.75 $25.69 $32.27 $17.38 $21.16 $23.76 $26.70 $23.58 $8.57 $12.03 $14.20 $16.54
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 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50

*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 $2,994 $4,413 $6,644 $8,812 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741
Child Care $0 $4,964 $7,968 $10,972 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,964 $7,968 $10,972
Medical $2,213 $7,056 $6,712 $6,795 $5,331 $6,712 $6,795 $6,514 $5,331 $6,712 $6,795 $6,514
Housing $6,258 $8,632 $8,632 $12,355 $6,681 $8,632 $8,632 $12,355 $6,258 $8,632 $8,632 $12,355
Transportation $4,623 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329
Other $2,824 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808
Required annual income after taxes $18,911 $38,185 $44,961 $56,328 $30,621 $37,181 $41,643 $46,747 $30,197 $42,145 $49,611 $57,719
Annual taxes $3,209 $7,052 $8,471 $10,804 $5,522 $6,841 $7,776 $8,797 $5,463 $7,881 $9,445 $11,096
Required annual income before taxes $22,120 $45,237 $53,432 $67,132 $36,143 $44,022 $49,419 $55,544 $49,052 $35,661 $50,026 $59,057 $68,814

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $101,719
Business & Financial Operations $65,786
Computer & Mathematical $72,422
Architecture & Engineering $61,558
Life, Physical, & Social Science $45,418
Community & Social Service $41,488
Legal $63,451
Education, Training, & Library $46,817
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $45,757
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,540
Healthcare Support $25,265
Protective Service $36,951
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,091
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,897
Personal Care & Service $22,344
Sales & Related $25,677
Office & Administrative Support $32,014
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,189
Construction & Extraction $37,013
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,233
Production $28,907
Transportation & Material Moving $35,017