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 $9.73 $21.13 $24.48 $30.48 $16.90 $20.02 $23.02 $24.83 $14.93 $8.19 $11.43 $13.80 $15.56
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 $8.50 $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 $2,986 $4,394 $6,613 $8,777 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702
Child Care $0 $4,934 $7,919 $10,904 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,934 $7,919 $10,904
Medical $2,242 $6,918 $6,637 $6,694 $5,199 $6,637 $6,694 $6,364 $5,199 $6,637 $6,694 $6,364
Housing $5,148 $7,908 $7,908 $9,888 $6,108 $7,908 $7,908 $9,888 $5,148 $7,908 $7,908 $9,888
Transportation $4,236 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989
Other $2,656 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620
Required annual income after taxes $17,267 $37,202 $43,003 $53,354 $29,829 $35,277 $40,479 $43,563 $28,869 $40,211 $48,398 $54,467
Annual taxes $2,961 $6,750 $7,912 $10,047 $5,317 $6,361 $7,403 $8,080 $5,183 $7,352 $8,992 $10,268
Required annual income before taxes $20,229 $43,952 $50,914 $63,401 $35,145 $41,639 $47,882 $51,643 $46,596 $34,051 $47,563 $57,390 $64,735

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $68,911
Business & Financial Operations $52,890
Computer & Mathematical $55,453
Architecture & Engineering $78,935
Life, Physical, & Social Science $79,899
Community & Social Service $38,017
Legal $43,265
Education, Training, & Library $42,302
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,349
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $46,023
Healthcare Support $22,099
Protective Service $36,685
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,983
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,701
Personal Care & Service $19,352
Sales & Related $20,367
Office & Administrative Support $28,731
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $22,786
Construction & Extraction $38,468
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,341
Production $36,962
Transportation & Material Moving $24,897