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 $11.03 $23.08 $28.17 $36.91 $17.61 $21.16 $24.26 $27.17 $16.26 $8.79 $12.52 $15.71 $18.87
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 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50

*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 $6,861 $12,730 $18,598 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,861 $12,730 $18,598
Medical $2,291 $7,315 $7,035 $7,092 $5,025 $7,035 $7,092 $6,762 $5,025 $7,035 $7,092 $6,762
Housing $7,128 $8,964 $8,964 $12,720 $7,176 $8,964 $8,964 $12,720 $7,128 $8,964 $8,964 $12,720
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 $19,646 $40,894 $49,993 $65,332 $31,242 $37,495 $42,989 $48,199 $31,194 $44,356 $55,719 $66,797
Annual taxes $3,288 $7,114 $8,604 $11,449 $5,396 $6,513 $7,480 $8,317 $5,390 $7,722 $9,648 $11,715
Required annual income before taxes $22,933 $48,008 $58,598 $76,781 $36,639 $44,008 $50,469 $56,516 $50,733 $36,584 $52,078 $65,367 $78,512

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,458
Business & Financial Operations $72,970
Computer & Mathematical $82,984
Architecture & Engineering $85,034
Life, Physical, & Social Science $77,008
Community & Social Service $39,750
Legal $55,299
Education, Training, & Library $40,447
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $50,881
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,179
Healthcare Support $29,787
Protective Service $51,957
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,295
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,130
Personal Care & Service $22,058
Sales & Related $22,950
Office & Administrative Support $31,334
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $21,822
Construction & Extraction $38,509
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,830
Production $28,372
Transportation & Material Moving $27,214