Living Wage Calculation for Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

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 $10.98 $22.56 $29.16 $37.70 $17.58 $22.09 $24.74 $27.72 $12.89 $8.72 $12.89 $15.98 $19.29
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 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05

*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 $6,554 $12,862 $19,170 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,554 $12,862 $19,170
Medical $1,995 $6,807 $6,521 $6,681 $5,254 $6,521 $6,681 $6,539 $5,254 $6,521 $6,681 $6,539
Housing $7,500 $9,624 $9,624 $13,404 $7,764 $9,624 $9,624 $13,404 $7,500 $9,624 $9,624 $13,404
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 $19,622 $40,095 $51,873 $66,897 $31,266 $39,248 $43,954 $49,298 $31,002 $45,802 $56,816 $68,468
Annual taxes $3,220 $6,840 $8,773 $11,517 $5,296 $6,693 $7,510 $8,352 $5,260 $7,830 $9,662 $11,799
Required annual income before taxes $22,842 $46,935 $60,646 $78,414 $36,562 $45,941 $51,464 $57,650 $53,632 $36,262 $53,632 $66,479 $80,267

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,730
Business & Financial Operations $70,280
Computer & Mathematical $77,230
Architecture & Engineering $80,810
Life, Physical, & Social Science $74,180
Community & Social Service $39,730
Legal $50,650
Education, Training, & Library $38,160
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,510
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,000
Healthcare Support $28,530
Protective Service $51,430
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,130
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,370
Personal Care & Service $21,170
Sales & Related $21,090
Office & Administrative Support $30,120
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $21,590
Construction & Extraction $37,330
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,720
Production $28,320
Transportation & Material Moving $24,540