Living Wage Calculation for Santa Rosa, 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 $13.92 $29.42 $34.69 $46.46 $21.84 $26.60 $29.83 $35.72 $20.46 $10.38 $15.74 $19.04 $23.66
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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 $3,564 $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 $8,260 $13,911 $19,562 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,260 $13,911 $19,562
Medical $2,150 $6,828 $6,547 $6,604 $5,139 $6,547 $6,604 $6,274 $5,139 $6,547 $6,604 $6,274
Housing $12,564 $18,864 $18,864 $27,456 $14,556 $18,864 $18,864 $27,456 $12,564 $18,864 $18,864 $27,456
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 $24,941 $51,705 $60,587 $80,544 $38,737 $46,907 $52,401 $62,448 $36,745 $55,167 $66,312 $82,010
Annual taxes $4,023 $9,495 $11,566 $16,097 $6,700 $8,430 $9,643 $11,853 $6,422 $10,295 $12,902 $16,437
Required annual income before taxes $28,964 $61,200 $72,152 $96,641 $45,437 $55,337 $62,044 $74,301 $63,843 $43,167 $65,462 $79,214 $98,446

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $98,892
Business & Financial Operations $69,290
Computer & Mathematical $87,658
Architecture & Engineering $91,348
Life, Physical, & Social Science $76,855
Community & Social Service $51,025
Legal $86,602
Education, Training, & Library $51,373
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $54,397
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $83,046
Healthcare Support $40,139
Protective Service $50,225
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,922
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $30,330
Personal Care & Service $27,573
Sales & Related $31,252
Office & Administrative Support $40,652
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,942
Construction & Extraction $58,620
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $53,310
Production $34,942
Transportation & Material Moving $32,810