Living Wage Calculation for Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, 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 $12.38 $26.55 $32.34 $42.25 $19.73 $24.19 $27.00 $31.63 $28.32 $9.54 $14.55 $17.65 $21.65
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 $9,186 $13,164 $13,164 $19,102 $10,371 $13,164 $13,164 $19,102 $9,186 $13,164 $13,164 $19,102
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 $22,063 $46,321 $56,098 $72,687 $34,807 $42,325 $47,078 $54,774 $33,623 $50,636 $61,075 $74,457
Annual taxes $3,679 $8,903 $11,176 $15,187 $6,234 $7,998 $9,079 $11,022 $6,069 $9,906 $12,333 $15,598
Required annual income before taxes $25,741 $55,223 $67,274 $87,874 $41,041 $50,323 $56,157 $65,796 $58,914 $39,691 $60,543 $73,408 $90,055

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $105,618
Business & Financial Operations $72,051
Computer & Mathematical $87,379
Architecture & Engineering $99,785
Life, Physical, & Social Science $77,359
Community & Social Service $49,018
Legal $96,607
Education, Training, & Library $52,444
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $47,311
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $99,765
Healthcare Support $37,723
Protective Service $44,698
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,669
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $30,738
Personal Care & Service $24,689
Sales & Related $29,102
Office & Administrative Support $38,896
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,306
Construction & Extraction $53,936
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,841
Production $34,040
Transportation & Material Moving $32,003