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 $10.19 $22.25 $28.84 $37.46 $17.22 $21.77 $24.43 $27.48 $12.73 $8.32 $12.73 $15.82 $19.18
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 $6,060 $9,048 $9,048 $12,972 $7,104 $9,048 $9,048 $12,972 $6,060 $9,048 $9,048 $12,972
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 $18,182 $39,519 $51,297 $66,465 $30,606 $38,672 $43,378 $48,866 $29,562 $45,226 $56,240 $68,036
Annual taxes $3,022 $6,761 $8,694 $11,457 $5,206 $6,614 $7,430 $8,293 $5,062 $7,751 $9,583 $11,740
Required annual income before taxes $21,204 $46,280 $59,991 $77,922 $35,811 $45,286 $50,809 $57,159 $52,976 $34,624 $52,976 $65,824 $79,775

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $67,630
Business & Financial Operations $47,650
Computer & Mathematical $60,680
Architecture & Engineering $56,670
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,730
Community & Social Service $38,650
Legal $67,880
Education, Training, & Library $35,520
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,560
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,660
Healthcare Support $27,980
Protective Service $36,310
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,860
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,070
Personal Care & Service $19,560
Sales & Related $21,060
Office & Administrative Support $28,840
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $36,750
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,710
Production $29,970
Transportation & Material Moving $27,580