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 $11.87 $24.75 $31.34 $39.61 $19.30 $24.27 $26.93 $29.63 $13.98 $9.16 $13.98 $17.07 $20.25
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 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05

*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 $3,560 $5,390 $8,023 $10,601 $6,527 $8,260 $10,608 $12,889 $6,527 $8,260 $10,608 $12,889
Child Care $0 $6,554 $12,862 $19,170 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,554 $12,862 $19,170
Medical $1,995 $6,807 $6,521 $6,681 $5,254 $6,521 $6,681 $6,539 $5,254 $6,521 $6,681 $6,539
Housing $9,132 $13,620 $13,620 $16,896 $10,908 $13,620 $13,620 $16,896 $9,132 $13,620 $13,620 $16,896
Transportation $3,768 $7,155 $9,346 $10,196 $7,155 $9,346 $10,196 $10,231 $7,155 $9,346 $10,196 $10,231
Other $2,799 $4,565 $5,497 $6,845 $4,565 $5,497 $6,845 $6,235 $4,565 $5,497 $6,845 $6,235
Required annual income after taxes $21,254 $44,091 $55,869 $70,389 $34,410 $43,244 $47,950 $52,790 $32,634 $49,798 $60,812 $71,960
Annual taxes $3,444 $7,389 $9,323 $11,997 $5,728 $7,242 $8,059 $8,832 $5,484 $8,379 $10,211 $12,279
Required annual income before taxes $24,698 $51,480 $65,191 $82,386 $40,138 $50,486 $56,009 $61,622 $58,177 $38,118 $58,177 $71,024 $84,239

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $72,060
Business & Financial Operations $56,420
Computer & Mathematical $61,490
Architecture & Engineering $69,410
Life, Physical, & Social Science $47,080
Community & Social Service $37,310
Legal $64,250
Education, Training, & Library $44,250
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $30,080
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,210
Healthcare Support $30,520
Protective Service $37,590
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,460
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,820
Personal Care & Service $21,910
Sales & Related $21,880
Office & Administrative Support $31,820
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,690
Construction & Extraction $38,630
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,820
Production $23,340
Transportation & Material Moving $29,670