Living Wage Calculation for Redding, 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 $11.36 $24.95 $30.22 $39.95 $18.39 $22.13 $25.36 $29.21 $17.48 $9.09 $13.50 $16.81 $20.41
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 $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 $7,884 $10,704 $10,704 $15,576 $8,256 $10,704 $10,704 $15,576 $7,884 $10,704 $10,704 $15,576
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 $20,261 $43,545 $52,427 $68,664 $32,437 $38,747 $44,241 $50,568 $32,065 $47,007 $58,152 $70,130
Annual taxes $3,370 $8,357 $10,427 $14,440 $5,821 $7,291 $8,504 $10,196 $5,769 $9,157 $11,764 $14,780
Required annual income before taxes $23,631 $51,901 $62,854 $83,104 $38,258 $46,038 $52,746 $60,763 $54,545 $37,835 $56,164 $69,916 $84,909

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,245
Business & Financial Operations $61,111
Computer & Mathematical $68,624
Architecture & Engineering $88,816
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,721
Community & Social Service $41,318
Legal $82,031
Education, Training, & Library $50,389
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,189
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $86,121
Healthcare Support $31,539
Protective Service $50,369
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,104
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,609
Personal Care & Service $23,360
Sales & Related $25,297
Office & Administrative Support $33,436
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $49,354
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,270
Production $33,846
Transportation & Material Moving $31,478