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 $12.54 $26.48 $31.29 $40.04 $19.93 $25.48 $28.24 $33.39 $14.91 $9.49 $14.91 $17.11 $20.48
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 $10,368 $15,720 $15,720 $22,908 $12,108 $15,720 $15,720 $22,908 $10,368 $15,720 $15,720 $22,908
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 $22,493 $46,679 $54,849 $69,674 $35,421 $44,975 $49,682 $58,433 $33,681 $52,386 $59,793 $71,245
Annual taxes $3,580 $8,398 $10,227 $13,608 $6,028 $8,028 $9,051 $11,018 $5,788 $9,659 $11,366 $13,970
Required annual income before taxes $26,073 $55,077 $65,076 $83,282 $41,449 $53,003 $58,733 $69,451 $62,045 $39,470 $62,045 $71,158 $85,215

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,630
Business & Financial Operations $60,040
Computer & Mathematical $75,020
Architecture & Engineering $82,620
Life, Physical, & Social Science $71,400
Community & Social Service $42,750
Legal $60,680
Education, Training, & Library $49,360
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,450
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $76,640
Healthcare Support $29,630
Protective Service $64,950
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,710
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,410
Personal Care & Service $23,650
Sales & Related $26,690
Office & Administrative Support $31,500
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $21,740
Construction & Extraction $51,530
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,440
Production $30,760
Transportation & Material Moving $26,980