Living Wage Calculation for Santa Fe, NM

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 $11.72 $23.16 $28.05 $34.76 $18.45 $22.93 $25.61 $28.62 $13.21 $9.03 $13.21 $15.44 $17.83
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 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50

*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 $6,113 $9,223 $12,334 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,113 $9,223 $12,334
Medical $2,057 $6,358 $6,072 $6,232 $5,003 $6,072 $6,232 $6,090 $5,003 $6,072 $6,232 $6,090
Housing $8,676 $11,316 $11,316 $15,024 $9,384 $11,316 $11,316 $15,024 $8,676 $11,316 $11,316 $15,024
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 $20,860 $40,897 $49,477 $61,232 $32,634 $40,491 $45,197 $50,469 $31,926 $46,604 $54,420 $62,803
Annual taxes $3,514 $7,275 $8,874 $11,070 $5,736 $7,199 $8,077 $9,063 $5,639 $8,339 $9,796 $11,363
Required annual income before taxes $24,375 $48,172 $58,351 $72,302 $38,370 $47,690 $53,274 $59,532 $54,942 $37,565 $54,942 $64,216 $74,165

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $79,040
Business & Financial Operations $48,820
Computer & Mathematical $67,350
Architecture & Engineering $58,210
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,740
Community & Social Service $42,850
Legal $66,390
Education, Training, & Library $54,090
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,660
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,400
Healthcare Support $28,970
Protective Service $33,070
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,720
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,720
Personal Care & Service $22,830
Sales & Related $27,360
Office & Administrative Support $33,080
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $19,190
Construction & Extraction $34,900
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,280
Production $31,320
Transportation & Material Moving $26,920