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 $11.87 $25.98 $31.25 $41.44 $19.31 $23.17 $26.39 $30.69 $18.17 $9.35 $14.02 $17.32 $21.15
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 $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 $3,564 $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 $8,260 $13,911 $19,562 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,260 $13,911 $19,562
Medical $2,150 $6,828 $6,547 $6,604 $5,139 $6,547 $6,604 $6,274 $5,139 $6,547 $6,604 $6,274
Housing $8,811 $12,588 $12,588 $18,280 $9,923 $12,588 $12,588 $18,280 $8,811 $12,588 $12,588 $18,280
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 $21,188 $45,429 $54,310 $71,368 $34,104 $40,631 $46,125 $53,272 $32,992 $48,891 $60,036 $72,834
Annual taxes $3,499 $8,619 $10,690 $14,817 $6,054 $7,554 $8,767 $10,573 $5,899 $9,420 $12,027 $15,157
Required annual income before taxes $24,687 $54,048 $65,001 $86,185 $40,158 $48,185 $54,892 $63,845 $56,691 $38,890 $58,311 $72,063 $87,990

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $104,601
Business & Financial Operations $71,422
Computer & Mathematical $86,613
Architecture & Engineering $96,781
Life, Physical, & Social Science $75,348
Community & Social Service $46,925
Legal $97,457
Education, Training, & Library $48,944
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $49,508
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $98,954
Healthcare Support $37,864
Protective Service $42,025
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,780
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,192
Personal Care & Service $23,862
Sales & Related $29,049
Office & Administrative Support $38,868
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,524
Construction & Extraction $52,357
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,319
Production $32,554
Transportation & Material Moving $32,062