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 $11.20 $24.77 $29.63 $37.89 $18.27 $22.55 $25.15 $29.03 $26.35 $8.69 $13.57 $16.18 $19.43
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 $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 $3,573 $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 $8,378 $13,155 $17,932 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,378 $13,155 $17,932
Medical $2,213 $7,233 $6,889 $6,972 $5,099 $6,889 $6,972 $6,691 $5,099 $6,889 $6,972 $6,691
Housing $7,476 $11,724 $11,724 $17,052 $9,084 $11,724 $11,724 $17,052 $7,476 $11,724 $11,724 $17,052
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 $20,444 $45,216 $54,084 $69,154 $33,348 $41,153 $45,906 $52,992 $31,740 $49,531 $59,061 $70,924
Annual taxes $2,852 $6,308 $7,545 $9,647 $4,652 $5,741 $6,404 $7,392 $4,428 $6,910 $8,239 $9,894
Required annual income before taxes $23,296 $51,523 $61,629 $78,801 $38,000 $46,894 $52,310 $60,384 $54,798 $36,168 $56,441 $67,300 $80,817

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $96,401
Business & Financial Operations $62,875
Computer & Mathematical $69,860
Architecture & Engineering $74,314
Life, Physical, & Social Science $54,470
Community & Social Service $53,041
Legal $105,176
Education, Training, & Library $53,730
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,875
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $76,238
Healthcare Support $34,585
Protective Service $38,093
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,338
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,360
Personal Care & Service $22,632
Sales & Related $26,315
Office & Administrative Support $35,933
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,864
Construction & Extraction $47,897
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,060
Production $31,479
Transportation & Material Moving $32,014