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 $11.67 $25.35 $31.15 $40.53 $18.74 $23.00 $25.80 $29.92 $27.13 $9.19 $13.96 $17.05 $20.79
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 $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 $3,573 $5,267 $7,929 $10,517 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820
Child Care $0 $8,311 $13,997 $19,683 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,311 $13,997 $19,683
Medical $2,121 $6,965 $6,622 $6,704 $5,271 $6,622 $6,704 $6,423 $5,271 $6,622 $6,704 $6,423
Housing $7,896 $10,980 $10,980 $15,972 $8,556 $10,980 $10,980 $15,972 $7,896 $10,980 $10,980 $15,972
Transportation $4,206 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307
Other $2,976 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121
Required annual income after taxes $20,772 $44,137 $53,914 $69,558 $32,992 $40,142 $44,895 $51,644 $32,332 $48,453 $58,892 $71,327
Annual taxes $3,499 $8,598 $10,871 $14,750 $5,981 $7,693 $8,774 $10,585 $5,889 $9,601 $12,028 $15,162
Required annual income before taxes $24,271 $52,735 $64,786 $84,308 $38,973 $47,835 $53,669 $62,229 $56,425 $38,221 $58,054 $70,920 $86,489

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,869
Business & Financial Operations $62,474
Computer & Mathematical $67,875
Architecture & Engineering $85,857
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,738
Community & Social Service $38,885
Legal $88,994
Education, Training, & Library $53,267
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,266
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $88,212
Healthcare Support $32,867
Protective Service $51,971
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,082
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,074
Personal Care & Service $24,134
Sales & Related $27,528
Office & Administrative Support $35,203
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,492
Construction & Extraction $51,549
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,109
Production $33,793
Transportation & Material Moving $32,939