Living Wage Calculation for San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, 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 $12.87 $27.69 $32.96 $43.95 $20.52 $24.88 $28.10 $33.21 $19.31 $9.85 $14.87 $18.18 $22.41
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 $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 $10,644 $15,708 $15,708 $22,872 $12,132 $15,708 $15,708 $22,872 $10,644 $15,708 $15,708 $22,872
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 $23,021 $48,549 $57,431 $75,960 $36,313 $43,751 $49,245 $57,864 $34,825 $52,011 $63,156 $77,426
Annual taxes $3,755 $9,055 $11,125 $15,458 $6,362 $7,990 $9,202 $11,214 $6,154 $9,855 $12,462 $15,797
Required annual income before taxes $26,776 $57,603 $68,556 $91,418 $42,675 $51,741 $58,448 $69,077 $60,247 $40,980 $61,866 $75,618 $93,223

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,011
Business & Financial Operations $65,805
Computer & Mathematical $76,619
Architecture & Engineering $95,735
Life, Physical, & Social Science $71,053
Community & Social Service $45,203
Legal $62,146
Education, Training, & Library $49,989
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,747
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $75,194
Healthcare Support $31,591
Protective Service $72,017
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,979
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,056
Personal Care & Service $24,621
Sales & Related $28,936
Office & Administrative Support $33,733
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,569
Construction & Extraction $54,284
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,267
Production $37,474
Transportation & Material Moving $32,042