Living Wage Calculation for Fresno, CA

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 $11.45 $24.92 $30.19 $39.69 $18.53 $22.10 $25.33 $28.95 $17.46 $9.14 $13.48 $16.79 $20.28
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 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00

*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 $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 $8,260 $13,911 $19,562 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,260 $13,911 $19,562
Medical $2,150 $6,828 $6,547 $6,604 $5,139 $6,547 $6,604 $6,274 $5,139 $6,547 $6,604 $6,274
Housing $8,040 $10,644 $10,644 $15,096 $8,508 $10,644 $10,644 $15,096 $8,040 $10,644 $10,644 $15,096
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 $20,417 $43,485 $52,367 $68,184 $32,689 $38,687 $44,181 $50,088 $32,221 $46,947 $58,092 $69,650
Annual taxes $3,392 $8,348 $10,419 $14,373 $5,856 $7,283 $8,496 $10,129 $5,791 $9,149 $11,755 $14,713
Required annual income before taxes $23,809 $51,833 $62,785 $82,557 $38,546 $45,970 $52,677 $60,216 $54,476 $38,012 $56,096 $69,848 $84,362

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,508
Business & Financial Operations $59,184
Computer & Mathematical $68,624
Architecture & Engineering $88,242
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,910
Community & Social Service $46,361
Legal $77,654
Education, Training, & Library $55,668
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,646
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $79,858
Healthcare Support $29,592
Protective Service $41,687
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,585
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,148
Personal Care & Service $24,662
Sales & Related $25,584
Office & Administrative Support $34,491
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $21,966
Construction & Extraction $42,661
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,523
Production $26,845
Transportation & Material Moving $29,079