Living Wage Calculation for Pine Bluff, 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 $10.36 $21.56 $25.50 $31.20 $17.25 $20.98 $23.57 $25.63 $23.40 $8.43 $11.93 $14.10 $16.00
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 $5,748 $8,292 $8,292 $10,392 $6,444 $8,292 $8,292 $10,392 $5,748 $8,292 $8,292 $10,392
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 $18,401 $37,845 $44,620 $54,365 $30,384 $36,840 $41,303 $44,784 $29,688 $41,804 $49,271 $55,756
Annual taxes $3,138 $7,004 $8,424 $10,531 $5,489 $6,794 $7,729 $8,523 $5,392 $7,834 $9,398 $10,822
Required annual income before taxes $21,539 $44,849 $53,044 $64,895 $35,873 $43,634 $49,031 $53,307 $48,665 $35,080 $49,638 $58,669 $66,578

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $73,234
Business & Financial Operations $51,312
Computer & Mathematical $54,697
Architecture & Engineering $79,180
Life, Physical, & Social Science $79,993
Community & Social Service $38,289
Legal $42,301
Education, Training, & Library $44,399
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,072
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $52,907
Healthcare Support $23,064
Protective Service $36,530
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,628
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,862
Personal Care & Service $20,523
Sales & Related $21,819
Office & Administrative Support $28,753
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,027
Construction & Extraction $39,955
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,227
Production $33,752
Transportation & Material Moving $26,304