Living Wage Calculation for Madera, CA

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 $11.43 $24.96 $30.22 $39.82 $18.29 $22.14 $25.37 $29.08 $17.49 $9.13 $13.50 $16.81 $20.35
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 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00

*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 $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 $8,260 $13,911 $19,562 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,260 $13,911 $19,562
Medical $2,150 $6,828 $6,547 $6,604 $5,139 $6,547 $6,604 $6,274 $5,139 $6,547 $6,604 $6,274
Housing $8,004 $10,716 $10,716 $15,336 $8,064 $10,716 $10,716 $15,336 $8,004 $10,716 $10,716 $15,336
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 $20,381 $43,557 $52,439 $68,424 $32,245 $38,759 $44,253 $50,328 $32,185 $47,019 $58,164 $69,890
Annual taxes $3,387 $8,358 $10,429 $14,407 $5,795 $7,293 $8,506 $10,162 $5,786 $9,159 $11,765 $14,746
Required annual income before taxes $23,768 $51,915 $62,867 $82,831 $38,040 $46,052 $52,759 $60,490 $54,558 $37,971 $56,178 $69,930 $84,636

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $94,731
Business & Financial Operations $58,497
Computer & Mathematical $68,245
Architecture & Engineering $80,534
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,888
Community & Social Service $48,893
Legal $106,252
Education, Training, & Library $54,038
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,543
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $76,301
Healthcare Support $31,867
Protective Service $84,942
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,237
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,028
Personal Care & Service $23,852
Sales & Related $25,471
Office & Administrative Support $35,701
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $22,991
Construction & Extraction $47,991
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,362
Production $30,494
Transportation & Material Moving $26,917