Living Wage Calculation for Tucson, 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 $10.37 $22.96 $29.55 $38.61 $17.56 $22.48 $25.14 $28.63 $13.09 $8.41 $13.09 $16.18 $19.75
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 $6,384 $10,344 $10,344 $15,072 $7,728 $10,344 $10,344 $15,072 $6,384 $10,344 $10,344 $15,072
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 $18,506 $40,815 $52,593 $68,565 $31,230 $39,968 $44,674 $50,966 $29,886 $46,522 $57,536 $70,136
Annual taxes $3,066 $6,939 $8,872 $11,746 $5,292 $6,792 $7,608 $8,582 $5,107 $7,929 $9,761 $12,028
Required annual income before taxes $21,573 $47,754 $61,465 $80,311 $36,521 $46,760 $52,283 $59,547 $54,450 $34,992 $54,450 $67,298 $82,164

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $79,360
Business & Financial Operations $54,410
Computer & Mathematical $72,750
Architecture & Engineering $74,980
Life, Physical, & Social Science $48,920
Community & Social Service $36,030
Legal $66,760
Education, Training, & Library $36,380
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,120
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,900
Healthcare Support $28,360
Protective Service $39,960
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,190
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,980
Personal Care & Service $20,030
Sales & Related $24,020
Office & Administrative Support $30,660
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $21,910
Construction & Extraction $37,270
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,250
Production $32,500
Transportation & Material Moving $25,150