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 $10.74 $23.87 $28.96 $38.24 $17.97 $21.95 $25.05 $28.50 $16.79 $8.65 $12.91 $16.11 $19.54
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 $10.50 $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 $6,600 $10,404 $10,404 $15,144 $7,824 $10,404 $10,404 $15,144 $6,600 $10,404 $10,404 $15,144
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 $19,118 $42,334 $51,433 $67,756 $31,890 $38,935 $44,429 $50,623 $30,666 $45,796 $57,159 $69,221
Annual taxes $3,214 $7,315 $8,805 $11,787 $5,487 $6,714 $7,681 $8,655 $5,316 $7,923 $9,849 $12,053
Required annual income before taxes $22,331 $49,649 $60,239 $79,543 $37,377 $45,649 $52,110 $59,278 $52,374 $35,982 $53,719 $67,008 $81,275

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $80,873
Business & Financial Operations $58,179
Computer & Mathematical $76,014
Architecture & Engineering $89,585
Life, Physical, & Social Science $51,158
Community & Social Service $37,874
Legal $68,870
Education, Training, & Library $38,335
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,657
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,211
Healthcare Support $29,848
Protective Service $41,584
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,223
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,370
Personal Care & Service $21,248
Sales & Related $24,457
Office & Administrative Support $32,144
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $21,310
Construction & Extraction $38,407
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,804
Production $35,404
Transportation & Material Moving $26,630