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 $10.47 $21.68 $25.03 $32.08 $17.33 $20.57 $23.57 $26.43 $15.30 $8.56 $11.71 $14.07 $16.36
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 $8.50 $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 $2,986 $4,394 $6,613 $8,777 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702
Child Care $0 $4,934 $7,919 $10,904 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,934 $7,919 $10,904
Medical $2,242 $6,918 $6,637 $6,694 $5,199 $6,637 $6,694 $6,364 $5,199 $6,637 $6,694 $6,364
Housing $6,509 $8,916 $8,916 $12,810 $6,899 $8,916 $8,916 $12,810 $6,509 $8,916 $8,916 $12,810
Transportation $4,236 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989
Other $2,656 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620
Required annual income after taxes $18,628 $38,210 $44,010 $56,275 $30,619 $36,285 $41,487 $46,485 $30,229 $41,219 $49,406 $57,389
Annual taxes $3,151 $6,891 $8,053 $10,455 $5,427 $6,502 $7,543 $8,488 $5,373 $7,492 $9,132 $10,676
Required annual income before taxes $21,779 $45,101 $52,063 $66,730 $36,046 $42,787 $49,030 $54,973 $47,744 $35,602 $48,711 $58,538 $68,065

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $99,692
Business & Financial Operations $64,903
Computer & Mathematical $73,759
Architecture & Engineering $61,254
Life, Physical, & Social Science $40,344
Community & Social Service $41,390
Legal $65,180
Education, Training, & Library $46,986
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,060
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $53,987
Healthcare Support $24,354
Protective Service $37,269
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,424
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,391
Personal Care & Service $20,654
Sales & Related $24,641
Office & Administrative Support $31,232
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,881
Construction & Extraction $35,322
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,950
Production $27,860
Transportation & Material Moving $33,774