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 $9.36 $20.12 $25.70 $31.94 $16.20 $20.52 $23.00 $24.85 $11.64 $7.79 $11.64 $14.15 $16.34
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 $4,824 $7,812 $7,812 $9,696 $5,964 $7,812 $7,812 $9,696 $4,824 $7,812 $7,812 $9,696
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 $16,669 $35,536 $45,234 $56,016 $28,678 $36,245 $40,549 $43,707 $27,538 $41,032 $49,737 $57,296
Annual taxes $2,808 $6,306 $8,220 $10,413 $5,016 $6,446 $7,295 $7,983 $4,860 $7,391 $9,109 $10,666
Required annual income before taxes $19,477 $41,841 $53,454 $66,429 $33,694 $42,690 $47,844 $51,690 $48,422 $32,397 $48,422 $58,846 $67,962

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $66,300
Business & Financial Operations $53,210
Computer & Mathematical $58,570
Architecture & Engineering $75,540
Life, Physical, & Social Science $74,880
Community & Social Service $35,950
Legal $39,860
Education, Training, & Library $40,990
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,280
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $44,050
Healthcare Support $19,660
Protective Service $34,810
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,080
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $18,890
Personal Care & Service $17,980
Sales & Related $19,540
Office & Administrative Support $26,890
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $20,490
Construction & Extraction $34,970
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,780
Production $33,590
Transportation & Material Moving $23,170