Living Wage Calculation for Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

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 $11.32 $24.74 $29.60 $37.85 $18.45 $22.52 $25.12 $28.99 $26.32 $8.76 $13.55 $16.16 $19.41
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 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25

*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 $8,378 $13,155 $17,932 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,378 $13,155 $17,932
Medical $2,213 $7,233 $6,889 $6,972 $5,099 $6,889 $6,972 $6,691 $5,099 $6,889 $6,972 $6,691
Housing $7,704 $11,676 $11,676 $16,980 $9,408 $11,676 $11,676 $16,980 $7,704 $11,676 $11,676 $16,980
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 $20,672 $45,168 $54,036 $69,082 $33,672 $41,105 $45,858 $52,920 $31,968 $49,483 $59,013 $70,852
Annual taxes $2,884 $6,301 $7,538 $9,637 $4,697 $5,734 $6,397 $7,382 $4,460 $6,903 $8,232 $9,884
Required annual income before taxes $23,556 $51,469 $61,574 $78,719 $38,370 $46,840 $52,255 $60,302 $54,743 $36,428 $56,386 $67,245 $80,735

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $96,360
Business & Financial Operations $62,587
Computer & Mathematical $76,670
Architecture & Engineering $77,678
Life, Physical, & Social Science $65,159
Community & Social Service $50,623
Legal $95,537
Education, Training, & Library $47,660
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $49,245
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $82,369
Healthcare Support $34,616
Protective Service $35,254
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,594
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $33,104
Personal Care & Service $22,714
Sales & Related $27,364
Office & Administrative Support $35,069
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,421
Construction & Extraction $46,138
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $50,489
Production $32,415
Transportation & Material Moving $30,789