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 $12.49 $25.88 $30.11 $38.11 $19.80 $23.39 $26.53 $29.71 $18.08 $9.66 $13.93 $16.69 $19.47
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 $3,564 $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 $7,826 $11,987 $16,147 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,826 $11,987 $16,147
Medical $2,307 $7,474 $7,193 $7,251 $5,401 $7,193 $7,251 $6,921 $5,401 $7,193 $7,251 $6,921
Housing $9,672 $12,576 $12,576 $16,704 $10,536 $12,576 $12,576 $16,704 $9,672 $12,576 $12,576 $16,704
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 $22,206 $45,629 $53,021 $67,024 $34,978 $41,266 $46,760 $52,342 $34,114 $49,092 $58,747 $68,489
Annual taxes $3,771 $8,209 $9,607 $12,241 $6,203 $7,380 $8,418 $9,458 $6,082 $8,863 $10,689 $12,517
Required annual income before taxes $25,977 $53,839 $62,629 $79,265 $41,181 $48,646 $55,179 $61,800 $56,420 $40,197 $57,954 $69,437 $81,006

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $80,729
Business & Financial Operations $50,553
Computer & Mathematical $69,331
Architecture & Engineering $60,270
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,774
Community & Social Service $45,561
Legal $70,459
Education, Training, & Library $56,139
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,895
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $67,742
Healthcare Support $30,709
Protective Service $34,604
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,036
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,414
Personal Care & Service $20,480
Sales & Related $29,797
Office & Administrative Support $34,450
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $22,991
Construction & Extraction $35,773
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,099
Production $32,144
Transportation & Material Moving $27,706