Living Wage Calculation for Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

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 $11.03 $22.32 $26.26 $32.62 $18.14 $21.74 $24.34 $27.05 $24.16 $8.77 $12.31 $14.48 $16.72
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 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50

*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 $2,994 $4,413 $6,644 $8,812 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741
Child Care $0 $4,964 $7,968 $10,972 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,964 $7,968 $10,972
Medical $2,213 $7,056 $6,712 $6,795 $5,331 $6,712 $6,795 $6,514 $5,331 $6,712 $6,795 $6,514
Housing $6,986 $9,684 $9,684 $12,988 $8,079 $9,684 $9,684 $12,988 $6,986 $9,684 $9,684 $12,988
Transportation $4,623 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329
Other $2,824 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808
Required annual income after taxes $19,639 $39,237 $46,012 $56,961 $32,019 $38,232 $42,695 $47,380 $30,925 $43,196 $50,663 $58,352
Annual taxes $3,311 $7,198 $8,618 $10,893 $5,717 $6,988 $7,923 $8,885 $5,565 $8,028 $9,592 $11,184
Required annual income before taxes $22,950 $46,435 $54,630 $67,853 $37,736 $45,220 $50,618 $56,265 $50,251 $36,490 $51,224 $60,255 $69,536

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $78,028
Business & Financial Operations $54,964
Computer & Mathematical $69,233
Architecture & Engineering $69,284
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,329
Community & Social Service $39,431
Legal $63,173
Education, Training, & Library $48,864
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,027
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,454
Healthcare Support $25,697
Protective Service $35,532
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,183
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,200
Personal Care & Service $20,636
Sales & Related $25,101
Office & Administrative Support $32,435
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,099
Construction & Extraction $36,550
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,667
Production $34,801
Transportation & Material Moving $29,277