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 $10.00 $21.50 $24.85 $31.52 $17.40 $20.39 $23.39 $25.87 $15.18 $8.32 $11.62 $13.98 $16.08
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 $5,647 $8,585 $8,585 $11,782 $7,024 $8,585 $8,585 $11,782 $5,647 $8,585 $8,585 $11,782
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 $17,766 $37,879 $43,680 $55,248 $30,745 $35,955 $41,156 $45,457 $29,367 $40,889 $49,075 $56,361
Annual taxes $3,031 $6,845 $8,006 $10,311 $5,445 $6,456 $7,497 $8,345 $5,252 $7,446 $9,086 $10,533
Required annual income before taxes $20,797 $44,724 $51,686 $65,559 $36,189 $42,411 $48,653 $53,802 $47,367 $34,620 $48,335 $58,161 $66,894

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $67,896
Business & Financial Operations $50,492
Computer & Mathematical $47,171
Architecture & Engineering $56,980
Life, Physical, & Social Science $50,123
Community & Social Service $37,679
Legal $46,033
Education, Training, & Library $38,653
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,581
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $52,542
Healthcare Support $23,760
Protective Service $33,118
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,516
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,111
Personal Care & Service $19,526
Sales & Related $22,632
Office & Administrative Support $27,409
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $22,407
Construction & Extraction $32,923
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $36,541
Production $31,652
Transportation & Material Moving $27,624