Living Wage Calculation for Jonesboro, 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 $10.42 $21.77 $25.71 $32.15 $17.58 $21.18 $23.78 $26.58 $23.60 $8.47 $12.04 $14.21 $16.48
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 $5,871 $8,668 $8,668 $12,131 $7,047 $8,668 $8,668 $12,131 $5,871 $8,668 $8,668 $12,131
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 $18,524 $38,221 $44,996 $56,103 $30,987 $37,216 $41,679 $46,522 $29,811 $42,180 $49,647 $57,494
Annual taxes $3,155 $7,057 $8,476 $10,773 $5,573 $6,846 $7,781 $8,766 $5,409 $7,886 $9,450 $11,064
Required annual income before taxes $21,679 $45,278 $53,472 $66,876 $36,560 $44,063 $49,460 $55,288 $49,093 $35,220 $50,066 $59,097 $68,559

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $69,912
Business & Financial Operations $49,461
Computer & Mathematical $48,525
Architecture & Engineering $59,820
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,155
Community & Social Service $37,435
Legal $45,315
Education, Training, & Library $38,937
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,515
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $53,905
Healthcare Support $25,234
Protective Service $35,244
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,091
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,068
Personal Care & Service $20,369
Sales & Related $23,702
Office & Administrative Support $28,670
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,084
Construction & Extraction $34,030
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,610
Production $29,061
Transportation & Material Moving $28,135