Living Wage Calculation for Reno, NV

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 $10.67 $24.22 $28.59 $37.08 $17.79 $21.56 $24.57 $28.12 $16.89 $8.50 $13.06 $15.86 $18.94
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
Minimum Wage $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25

*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 $8,326 $13,074 $17,821 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,326 $13,074 $17,821
Medical $2,242 $7,094 $6,813 $6,871 $4,968 $6,813 $6,871 $6,541 $4,968 $6,813 $6,871 $6,541
Housing $7,008 $11,040 $11,040 $16,068 $8,472 $11,040 $11,040 $16,068 $7,008 $11,040 $11,040 $16,068
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 $19,476 $44,213 $52,192 $67,682 $32,482 $39,350 $44,844 $51,326 $31,018 $47,676 $57,918 $69,147
Annual taxes $2,717 $6,168 $7,281 $9,442 $4,531 $5,489 $6,256 $7,160 $4,327 $6,651 $8,080 $9,646
Required annual income before taxes $22,193 $50,381 $59,473 $77,123 $37,013 $44,839 $51,100 $58,486 $52,694 $35,345 $54,326 $65,997 $78,793

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,938
Business & Financial Operations $60,854
Computer & Mathematical $67,701
Architecture & Engineering $71,002
Life, Physical, & Social Science $51,506
Community & Social Service $52,603
Legal $100,665
Education, Training, & Library $49,692
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,903
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $75,737
Healthcare Support $33,190
Protective Service $36,090
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,172
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,565
Personal Care & Service $21,751
Sales & Related $26,548
Office & Administrative Support $35,024
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,694
Construction & Extraction $44,782
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,055
Production $30,853
Transportation & Material Moving $31,129