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 $11.45 $24.06 $28.87 $36.49 $17.93 $23.07 $25.82 $29.84 $13.71 $8.95 $13.71 $15.90 $18.71
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 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00

*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 $3,560 $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 $7,411 $10,111 $12,812 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,411 $10,111 $12,812
Medical $1,998 $6,439 $6,152 $6,313 $5,066 $6,152 $6,313 $6,170 $5,066 $6,152 $6,313 $6,170
Housing $8,388 $11,304 $11,304 $16,416 $8,448 $11,304 $11,304 $16,416 $8,388 $11,304 $11,304 $16,416
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 $20,513 $42,263 $50,433 $63,182 $31,761 $40,559 $45,266 $51,941 $31,701 $47,970 $55,377 $64,753
Annual taxes $3,308 $7,791 $9,620 $12,716 $5,525 $7,421 $8,444 $10,126 $5,516 $9,052 $10,759 $13,078
Required annual income before taxes $23,821 $50,055 $60,053 $75,898 $37,286 $47,980 $53,710 $62,067 $57,022 $37,218 $57,022 $66,136 $77,831

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $86,280
Business & Financial Operations $55,620
Computer & Mathematical $63,570
Architecture & Engineering $71,910
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,110
Community & Social Service $46,370
Legal $91,300
Education, Training, & Library $52,750
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,020
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $72,510
Healthcare Support $29,920
Protective Service $77,250
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,670
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,570
Personal Care & Service $21,380
Sales & Related $24,160
Office & Administrative Support $33,750
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $19,550
Construction & Extraction $44,360
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,020
Production $28,550
Transportation & Material Moving $26,640