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 $10.39 $22.98 $30.00 $39.52 $17.24 $21.74 $24.32 $27.97 $13.05 $8.17 $13.05 $16.35 $20.19
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 $8.25 $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 $3,560 $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 $7,980 $15,339 $22,699 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,980 $15,339 $22,699
Medical $1,980 $5,772 $5,485 $5,646 $4,740 $5,485 $5,646 $5,503 $4,740 $5,485 $5,646 $5,503
Housing $6,888 $11,172 $11,172 $16,284 $8,532 $11,172 $11,172 $16,284 $6,888 $11,172 $11,172 $16,284
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 $18,995 $42,033 $54,862 $72,270 $31,519 $39,760 $44,467 $51,142 $29,875 $47,740 $59,806 $73,841
Annual taxes $2,610 $5,776 $7,538 $9,930 $4,331 $5,463 $6,110 $7,027 $4,105 $6,560 $8,218 $10,146
Required annual income before taxes $21,605 $47,809 $62,400 $82,201 $35,850 $45,223 $50,577 $58,169 $54,300 $33,980 $54,300 $68,023 $83,987

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $85,400
Business & Financial Operations $59,040
Computer & Mathematical $68,850
Architecture & Engineering $68,860
Life, Physical, & Social Science $49,630
Community & Social Service $48,240
Legal $87,000
Education, Training, & Library $43,660
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,750
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $73,010
Healthcare Support $30,530
Protective Service $35,830
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,100
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,420
Personal Care & Service $20,770
Sales & Related $26,340
Office & Administrative Support $32,960
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,450
Construction & Extraction $42,880
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,510
Production $29,520
Transportation & Material Moving $32,000