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 $13.73 $28.72 $34.51 $45.43 $21.33 $26.36 $29.17 $34.82 $30.49 $10.22 $15.64 $18.73 $23.24
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 $11,652 $17,124 $17,124 $24,912 $13,284 $17,124 $17,124 $24,912 $11,652 $17,124 $17,124 $24,912
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 $24,528 $50,281 $60,058 $78,498 $37,720 $46,286 $51,039 $60,584 $36,088 $54,597 $65,036 $80,267
Annual taxes $4,023 $9,455 $11,728 $15,997 $6,641 $8,550 $9,631 $11,832 $6,413 $10,459 $12,886 $16,409
Required annual income before taxes $28,551 $59,736 $71,787 $94,495 $44,361 $54,836 $60,670 $72,416 $63,427 $42,501 $65,055 $77,921 $96,676

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,850
Business & Financial Operations $67,833
Computer & Mathematical $67,319
Architecture & Engineering $99,106
Life, Physical, & Social Science $72,206
Community & Social Service $49,893
Legal $52,248
Education, Training, & Library $51,806
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $47,064
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $76,413
Healthcare Support $34,092
Protective Service $71,948
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,697
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,642
Personal Care & Service $25,378
Sales & Related $30,183
Office & Administrative Support $34,544
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,666
Construction & Extraction $51,816
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,381
Production $36,252
Transportation & Material Moving $32,507