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 $10.77 $23.23 $30.24 $39.87 $17.70 $21.98 $24.56 $28.32 $13.17 $8.36 $13.17 $16.47 $20.37
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 $8.25 $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 $3,560 $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 $7,980 $15,339 $22,699 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,980 $15,339 $22,699
Medical $1,980 $5,772 $5,485 $5,646 $4,740 $5,485 $5,646 $5,503 $4,740 $5,485 $5,646 $5,503
Housing $7,584 $11,616 $11,616 $16,932 $9,372 $11,616 $11,616 $16,932 $7,584 $11,616 $11,616 $16,932
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 $19,691 $42,477 $55,306 $72,918 $32,359 $40,204 $44,911 $51,790 $30,571 $48,184 $60,250 $74,489
Annual taxes $2,706 $5,837 $7,599 $10,019 $4,446 $5,524 $6,171 $7,116 $4,201 $6,621 $8,279 $10,235
Required annual income before taxes $22,397 $48,314 $62,905 $82,938 $36,806 $45,728 $51,082 $58,906 $54,805 $34,772 $54,805 $68,528 $84,724

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $83,280
Business & Financial Operations $56,280
Computer & Mathematical $73,110
Architecture & Engineering $74,370
Life, Physical, & Social Science $67,800
Community & Social Service $47,990
Legal $79,370
Education, Training, & Library $45,440
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,350
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $77,010
Healthcare Support $31,330
Protective Service $31,730
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,550
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $32,260
Personal Care & Service $20,990
Sales & Related $24,390
Office & Administrative Support $32,630
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,660
Construction & Extraction $44,400
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,470
Production $29,380
Transportation & Material Moving $29,870