Living Wage Calculation for Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

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 $12.50 $27.60 $32.86 $43.81 $20.67 $24.78 $28.00 $33.07 $19.24 $9.66 $14.82 $18.13 $22.34
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 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00

*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 $8,260 $13,911 $19,562 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,260 $13,911 $19,562
Medical $2,150 $6,828 $6,547 $6,604 $5,139 $6,547 $6,604 $6,274 $5,139 $6,547 $6,604 $6,274
Housing $9,960 $15,528 $15,528 $22,608 $12,420 $15,528 $15,528 $22,608 $9,960 $15,528 $15,528 $22,608
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 $22,337 $48,369 $57,251 $75,696 $36,601 $43,571 $49,065 $57,600 $34,141 $51,831 $62,976 $77,162
Annual taxes $3,659 $9,030 $11,100 $15,421 $6,402 $7,964 $9,177 $11,177 $6,059 $9,830 $12,437 $15,760
Required annual income before taxes $25,997 $57,398 $68,351 $91,117 $43,003 $51,535 $58,243 $68,776 $60,042 $40,200 $61,661 $75,413 $92,922

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $100,276
Business & Financial Operations $72,529
Computer & Mathematical $90,887
Architecture & Engineering $90,272
Life, Physical, & Social Science $93,275
Community & Social Service $49,487
Legal $93,552
Education, Training, & Library $47,939
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,836
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $103,013
Healthcare Support $37,997
Protective Service $78,156
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,446
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,290
Personal Care & Service $23,411
Sales & Related $26,517
Office & Administrative Support $39,504
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,164
Construction & Extraction $56,016
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,298
Production $36,203
Transportation & Material Moving $30,853