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 $12.99 $27.16 $31.97 $41.04 $20.46 $26.16 $28.92 $34.39 $15.26 $9.72 $15.26 $17.45 $20.98
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 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00

*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 $3,560 $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 $7,411 $10,111 $12,812 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,411 $10,111 $12,812
Medical $1,998 $6,439 $6,152 $6,313 $5,066 $6,152 $6,313 $6,170 $5,066 $6,152 $6,313 $6,170
Housing $11,208 $16,968 $16,968 $24,732 $13,080 $16,968 $16,968 $24,732 $11,208 $16,968 $16,968 $24,732
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 $23,333 $47,927 $56,097 $71,498 $36,393 $46,223 $50,930 $60,257 $34,521 $53,634 $61,041 $73,069
Annual taxes $3,695 $8,570 $10,398 $13,858 $6,161 $8,199 $9,223 $11,268 $5,904 $9,831 $11,537 $14,220
Required annual income before taxes $27,029 $56,497 $66,495 $85,357 $42,554 $54,422 $60,152 $71,525 $63,465 $40,425 $63,465 $72,578 $87,289

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $95,630
Business & Financial Operations $66,050
Computer & Mathematical $86,300
Architecture & Engineering $86,940
Life, Physical, & Social Science $71,940
Community & Social Service $47,330
Legal $69,210
Education, Training, & Library $45,190
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $51,030
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $73,170
Healthcare Support $36,000
Protective Service $37,920
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,280
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,620
Personal Care & Service $25,920
Sales & Related $29,450
Office & Administrative Support $38,160
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,710
Construction & Extraction $56,620
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,150
Production $33,350
Transportation & Material Moving $30,830