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 $11.20 $23.60 $28.41 $35.84 $17.66 $22.60 $25.36 $29.19 $13.47 $8.82 $13.47 $15.67 $18.38
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 $7,920 $10,452 $10,452 $15,228 $7,956 $10,452 $10,452 $15,228 $7,920 $10,452 $10,452 $15,228
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 $20,045 $41,411 $49,581 $61,994 $31,269 $39,707 $44,414 $50,753 $31,233 $47,118 $54,525 $63,565
Annual taxes $3,243 $7,674 $9,503 $12,552 $5,457 $7,304 $8,327 $9,962 $5,452 $8,935 $10,642 $12,914
Required annual income before taxes $23,289 $49,085 $59,084 $74,547 $36,726 $47,011 $52,741 $60,715 $56,053 $36,685 $56,053 $65,167 $76,479

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $79,060
Business & Financial Operations $58,620
Computer & Mathematical $67,540
Architecture & Engineering $87,920
Life, Physical, & Social Science $54,860
Community & Social Service $40,470
Legal $73,940
Education, Training, & Library $48,670
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,990
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $81,050
Healthcare Support $29,640
Protective Service $43,520
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,280
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,970
Personal Care & Service $21,750
Sales & Related $24,070
Office & Administrative Support $31,960
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,230
Construction & Extraction $45,880
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,320
Production $33,380
Transportation & Material Moving $30,820