Living Wage Calculation for Flagstaff, AZ

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 $11.75 $24.99 $30.08 $38.55 $19.17 $23.06 $26.17 $28.81 $17.53 $9.16 $13.47 $16.67 $19.69
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
Minimum Wage $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50

*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 $6,861 $12,730 $18,598 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,861 $12,730 $18,598
Medical $2,291 $7,315 $7,035 $7,092 $5,025 $7,035 $7,092 $6,762 $5,025 $7,035 $7,092 $6,762
Housing $8,448 $12,444 $12,444 $15,708 $10,020 $12,444 $12,444 $15,708 $8,448 $12,444 $12,444 $15,708
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 $20,966 $44,374 $53,473 $68,320 $34,086 $40,975 $46,469 $51,187 $32,514 $47,836 $59,199 $69,785
Annual taxes $3,472 $7,600 $9,090 $11,866 $5,793 $6,999 $7,965 $8,734 $5,574 $8,208 $10,134 $12,132
Required annual income before taxes $24,437 $51,973 $62,563 $80,186 $39,880 $47,974 $54,434 $59,921 $54,699 $38,088 $56,044 $69,333 $81,917

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $74,220
Business & Financial Operations $48,872
Computer & Mathematical $67,496
Architecture & Engineering $73,206
Life, Physical, & Social Science $48,216
Community & Social Service $36,449
Legal $66,287
Education, Training, & Library $47,304
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,169
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $68,388
Healthcare Support $31,211
Protective Service $41,010
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,264
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,780
Personal Care & Service $22,642
Sales & Related $23,493
Office & Administrative Support $32,903
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,600
Construction & Extraction $39,657
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,025
Production $25,154
Transportation & Material Moving $30,904