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 $10.97 $24.45 $28.82 $37.41 $18.21 $21.78 $24.79 $28.45 $17.04 $8.65 $13.17 $15.98 $19.10
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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 $3,564 $5,245 $7,893 $10,476 $6,533 $8,124 $10,487 $12,773 $6,533 $8,124 $10,487 $12,773
Child Care $0 $8,326 $13,074 $17,821 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,326 $13,074 $17,821
Medical $2,242 $7,094 $6,813 $6,871 $4,968 $6,813 $6,871 $6,541 $4,968 $6,813 $6,871 $6,541
Housing $7,560 $11,448 $11,448 $16,668 $9,228 $11,448 $11,448 $16,668 $7,560 $11,448 $11,448 $16,668
Transportation $3,860 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $10,013 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $10,013
Other $2,803 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $5,932 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $5,932
Required annual income after taxes $20,028 $44,621 $52,600 $68,282 $33,238 $39,758 $45,252 $51,926 $31,570 $48,084 $58,326 $69,747
Annual taxes $2,794 $6,225 $7,338 $9,525 $4,637 $5,546 $6,313 $7,244 $4,404 $6,708 $8,136 $9,730
Required annual income before taxes $22,822 $50,846 $59,938 $77,807 $37,875 $45,304 $51,564 $59,170 $53,159 $35,974 $54,791 $66,462 $79,477

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,616
Business & Financial Operations $59,911
Computer & Mathematical $74,487
Architecture & Engineering $77,336
Life, Physical, & Social Science $65,282
Community & Social Service $49,641
Legal $87,258
Education, Training, & Library $47,089
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $45,951
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $81,108
Healthcare Support $33,507
Protective Service $32,739
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,656
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $33,579
Personal Care & Service $22,448
Sales & Related $26,988
Office & Administrative Support $34,676
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,224
Construction & Extraction $45,736
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,841
Production $31,837
Transportation & Material Moving $30,402