Living Wage Calculation for Lake Havasu City-Kingman, 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 $11.11 $23.51 $29.19 $37.76 $17.84 $22.04 $24.74 $28.13 $25.31 $8.72 $12.98 $16.01 $19.38
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 $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 $3,573 $5,267 $7,929 $10,517 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820
Child Care $0 $6,904 $12,809 $18,714 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,904 $12,809 $18,714
Medical $2,262 $7,455 $7,112 $7,194 $5,156 $7,112 $7,194 $6,913 $5,156 $7,112 $7,194 $6,913
Housing $6,768 $9,564 $9,564 $13,740 $7,512 $9,564 $9,564 $13,740 $6,768 $9,564 $9,564 $13,740
Transportation $4,206 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307
Other $2,976 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121
Required annual income after taxes $19,785 $41,804 $51,800 $66,846 $31,833 $39,216 $43,968 $49,902 $31,089 $46,120 $56,777 $68,616
Annual taxes $3,331 $7,097 $8,915 $11,692 $5,269 $6,626 $7,490 $8,609 $5,166 $7,882 $9,820 $12,013
Required annual income before taxes $23,116 $48,900 $60,715 $78,538 $37,102 $45,841 $51,459 $58,511 $52,648 $36,255 $54,001 $66,598 $80,629

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $72,236
Business & Financial Operations $50,489
Computer & Mathematical $54,656
Architecture & Engineering $0
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,741
Community & Social Service $38,885
Legal $59,192
Education, Training, & Library $35,059
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,713
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,356
Healthcare Support $29,853
Protective Service $39,966
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,418
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,298
Personal Care & Service $23,681
Sales & Related $24,267
Office & Administrative Support $30,121
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $40,336
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,359
Production $31,386
Transportation & Material Moving $30,471