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 $10.17 $20.86 $26.44 $33.46 $17.08 $21.27 $23.75 $26.38 $12.01 $8.19 $12.01 $14.52 $17.10
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 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00

*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 $2,983 $4,516 $6,722 $8,882 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799
Child Care $0 $4,787 $9,188 $13,589 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,787 $9,188 $13,589
Medical $2,003 $6,055 $5,768 $5,929 $4,879 $5,768 $5,929 $5,787 $4,879 $5,768 $5,929 $5,787
Housing $6,290 $9,171 $9,171 $12,485 $7,566 $9,171 $9,171 $12,485 $6,290 $9,171 $9,171 $12,485
Transportation $4,401 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951
Other $2,458 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474
Required annual income after taxes $18,136 $36,894 $46,593 $58,805 $30,280 $37,604 $41,908 $46,495 $29,004 $42,391 $51,096 $60,084
Annual taxes $3,009 $6,492 $8,407 $10,796 $5,236 $6,632 $7,482 $8,367 $5,061 $7,577 $9,296 $11,049
Required annual income before taxes $21,145 $43,386 $55,000 $69,601 $35,516 $44,236 $49,390 $54,862 $49,968 $34,065 $49,968 $60,392 $71,133

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $74,200
Business & Financial Operations $53,230
Computer & Mathematical $64,900
Architecture & Engineering $64,480
Life, Physical, & Social Science $47,990
Community & Social Service $38,050
Legal $64,660
Education, Training, & Library $44,480
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,380
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,360
Healthcare Support $24,030
Protective Service $32,920
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,420
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,570
Personal Care & Service $19,380
Sales & Related $23,520
Office & Administrative Support $30,060
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,860
Construction & Extraction $34,740
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,110
Production $31,790
Transportation & Material Moving $26,970