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 $11.60 $24.70 $29.51 $37.43 $18.69 $23.70 $26.46 $30.78 $14.03 $9.02 $14.03 $16.22 $19.18
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 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00

*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 $3,560 $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 $7,411 $10,111 $12,812 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,411 $10,111 $12,812
Medical $1,998 $6,439 $6,152 $6,313 $5,066 $6,152 $6,313 $6,170 $5,066 $6,152 $6,313 $6,170
Housing $8,660 $12,467 $12,467 $18,138 $9,842 $12,467 $12,467 $18,138 $8,660 $12,467 $12,467 $18,138
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 $20,785 $43,426 $51,596 $64,905 $33,155 $41,722 $46,428 $53,663 $31,973 $49,133 $56,539 $66,475
Annual taxes $3,345 $7,951 $9,780 $12,952 $5,716 $7,581 $8,604 $10,362 $5,554 $9,212 $10,919 $13,314
Required annual income before taxes $24,130 $51,377 $61,375 $77,857 $38,871 $49,302 $55,032 $64,025 $58,345 $37,527 $58,345 $67,458 $79,789

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $98,470
Business & Financial Operations $66,270
Computer & Mathematical $82,470
Architecture & Engineering $92,290
Life, Physical, & Social Science $72,910
Community & Social Service $45,230
Legal $97,690
Education, Training, & Library $48,270
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $45,940
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $97,630
Healthcare Support $35,280
Protective Service $38,340
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,770
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,700
Personal Care & Service $22,000
Sales & Related $27,600
Office & Administrative Support $37,590
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $20,760
Construction & Extraction $49,910
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,510
Production $32,300
Transportation & Material Moving $31,140