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 $15.39 $31.45 $37.25 $49.41 $23.38 $29.10 $31.90 $38.79 $33.23 $11.05 $17.01 $20.10 $25.23
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 $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 $3,573 $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 $8,311 $13,997 $19,683 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,311 $13,997 $19,683
Medical $2,121 $6,965 $6,622 $6,704 $5,271 $6,622 $6,704 $6,423 $5,271 $6,622 $6,704 $6,423
Housing $14,688 $22,116 $22,116 $32,172 $17,040 $22,116 $22,116 $32,172 $14,688 $22,116 $22,116 $32,172
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 $27,564 $55,273 $65,050 $85,758 $41,476 $51,278 $56,031 $67,844 $39,124 $59,589 $70,028 $87,527
Annual taxes $4,446 $10,152 $12,425 $17,010 $7,164 $9,246 $10,328 $12,845 $6,836 $11,155 $13,582 $17,421
Required annual income before taxes $32,010 $65,425 $77,475 $102,768 $48,641 $60,524 $66,358 $80,689 $69,115 $45,961 $70,744 $83,610 $104,948

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $104,096
Business & Financial Operations $70,117
Computer & Mathematical $89,406
Architecture & Engineering $91,031
Life, Physical, & Social Science $78,028
Community & Social Service $50,006
Legal $93,325
Education, Training, & Library $54,347
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $52,588
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $87,523
Healthcare Support $39,554
Protective Service $55,540
Food Preparation & Serving Related $26,592
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $32,343
Personal Care & Service $27,528
Sales & Related $33,372
Office & Administrative Support $41,159
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,635
Construction & Extraction $58,421
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $54,625
Production $37,044
Transportation & Material Moving $34,297