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 $12.56 $25.78 $30.51 $37.99 $19.78 $23.75 $26.46 $29.71 $27.50 $9.63 $14.12 $16.68 $19.50
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 $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 $3,573 $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 $7,875 $12,061 $16,247 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,875 $12,061 $16,247
Medical $2,279 $7,615 $7,271 $7,353 $5,533 $7,271 $7,353 $7,072 $5,533 $7,271 $7,353 $7,072
Housing $9,288 $12,072 $12,072 $16,008 $10,248 $12,072 $12,072 $16,008 $9,288 $12,072 $12,072 $16,008
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 $22,322 $45,442 $53,720 $66,807 $34,946 $41,883 $46,636 $52,329 $33,986 $49,758 $58,697 $68,576
Annual taxes $3,810 $8,178 $9,738 $12,206 $6,198 $7,507 $8,403 $9,477 $6,065 $8,991 $10,676 $12,539
Required annual income before taxes $26,132 $53,620 $63,458 $79,013 $41,145 $49,390 $55,039 $61,806 $57,205 $40,051 $58,749 $69,373 $81,116

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $81,701
Business & Financial Operations $52,197
Computer & Mathematical $67,103
Architecture & Engineering $61,795
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,476
Community & Social Service $44,893
Legal $70,868
Education, Training, & Library $53,833
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,570
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $70,786
Healthcare Support $33,248
Protective Service $39,390
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,615
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,609
Personal Care & Service $20,852
Sales & Related $30,419
Office & Administrative Support $36,015
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,794
Construction & Extraction $38,279
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,857
Production $31,808
Transportation & Material Moving $29,894