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 $12.31 $26.31 $31.12 $39.79 $20.03 $25.31 $28.07 $33.14 $14.83 $9.38 $14.83 $17.02 $20.36
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 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00

*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 $3,560 $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 $7,411 $10,111 $12,812 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,411 $10,111 $12,812
Medical $1,998 $6,439 $6,152 $6,313 $5,066 $6,152 $6,313 $6,170 $5,066 $6,152 $6,313 $6,170
Housing $9,960 $15,408 $15,408 $22,452 $12,288 $15,408 $15,408 $22,452 $9,960 $15,408 $15,408 $22,452
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 $22,085 $46,367 $54,537 $69,218 $35,601 $44,663 $49,370 $57,977 $33,273 $52,074 $59,481 $70,789
Annual taxes $3,524 $8,355 $10,184 $13,545 $6,052 $7,985 $9,008 $10,955 $5,732 $9,616 $11,323 $13,907
Required annual income before taxes $25,609 $54,722 $64,721 $82,763 $41,653 $52,648 $58,378 $68,932 $61,690 $39,006 $61,690 $70,804 $84,696

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $95,940
Business & Financial Operations $69,750
Computer & Mathematical $84,070
Architecture & Engineering $85,680
Life, Physical, & Social Science $82,190
Community & Social Service $50,290
Legal $91,960
Education, Training, & Library $51,910
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,630
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $104,190
Healthcare Support $34,430
Protective Service $75,870
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,090
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,340
Personal Care & Service $21,340
Sales & Related $24,600
Office & Administrative Support $37,750
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $20,040
Construction & Extraction $54,570
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,960
Production $34,260
Transportation & Material Moving $29,540