Living Wage Calculation for San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, 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 $18.73 $36.77 $42.56 $55.22 $27.97 $34.41 $37.22 $44.61 $38.54 $12.72 $19.66 $22.76 $28.13
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 $20,794 $31,815 $31,815 $42,783 $25,404 $31,815 $31,815 $42,783 $20,794 $31,815 $31,815 $42,783
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 $33,671 $64,972 $74,749 $96,368 $49,840 $60,977 $65,729 $78,455 $45,230 $69,288 $79,726 $98,138
Annual taxes $5,298 $11,505 $13,778 $18,490 $8,331 $10,599 $11,681 $14,325 $7,688 $12,508 $14,935 $18,902
Required annual income before taxes $38,968 $76,476 $88,527 $114,859 $58,172 $71,576 $77,410 $92,780 $80,167 $52,918 $81,795 $94,661 $117,039

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $152,322
Business & Financial Operations $91,412
Computer & Mathematical $123,497
Architecture & Engineering $105,248
Life, Physical, & Social Science $91,134
Community & Social Service $55,715
Legal $144,709
Education, Training, & Library $58,915
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $72,617
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $115,730
Healthcare Support $47,362
Protective Service $41,622
Food Preparation & Serving Related $30,656
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $35,542
Personal Care & Service $27,642
Sales & Related $40,603
Office & Administrative Support $49,471
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,623
Construction & Extraction $63,297
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $61,291
Production $38,824
Transportation & Material Moving $40,254