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 $10.99 $23.88 $29.56 $38.40 $17.94 $22.41 $25.11 $28.77 $25.69 $8.65 $13.17 $16.20 $19.70
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
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 $3,573 $5,267 $7,929 $10,517 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820
Child Care $0 $6,904 $12,809 $18,714 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,904 $12,809 $18,714
Medical $2,262 $7,455 $7,112 $7,194 $5,156 $7,112 $7,194 $6,913 $5,156 $7,112 $7,194 $6,913
Housing $6,540 $10,248 $10,248 $14,904 $7,704 $10,248 $10,248 $14,904 $6,540 $10,248 $10,248 $14,904
Transportation $4,206 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307
Other $2,976 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121
Required annual income after taxes $19,557 $42,488 $52,484 $68,010 $32,025 $39,900 $44,652 $51,066 $30,861 $46,804 $57,461 $69,780
Annual taxes $3,299 $7,192 $9,010 $11,854 $5,296 $6,721 $7,586 $8,772 $5,134 $7,977 $9,916 $12,176
Required annual income before taxes $22,856 $49,680 $61,494 $79,864 $37,321 $46,621 $52,238 $59,837 $53,427 $35,995 $54,781 $67,377 $81,956

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $81,721
Business & Financial Operations $60,705
Computer & Mathematical $78,923
Architecture & Engineering $93,181
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,969
Community & Social Service $38,762
Legal $62,875
Education, Training, & Library $40,758
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,367
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $68,245
Healthcare Support $29,576
Protective Service $43,329
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,829
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,699
Personal Care & Service $23,146
Sales & Related $24,895
Office & Administrative Support $31,911
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,866
Construction & Extraction $38,412
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,939
Production $35,717
Transportation & Material Moving $28,382