Living Wage Calculation for Yuba City, 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 $11.40 $24.91 $30.18 $39.90 $18.33 $22.09 $25.32 $29.16 $17.46 $9.11 $13.48 $16.79 $20.38
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 $7,956 $10,632 $10,632 $15,480 $8,148 $10,632 $10,632 $15,480 $7,956 $10,632 $10,632 $15,480
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 $20,333 $43,473 $52,355 $68,568 $32,329 $38,675 $44,169 $50,472 $32,137 $46,935 $58,080 $70,034
Annual taxes $3,380 $8,347 $10,417 $14,427 $5,806 $7,281 $8,494 $10,183 $5,779 $9,147 $11,754 $14,766
Required annual income before taxes $23,713 $51,819 $62,772 $82,995 $38,135 $45,956 $52,664 $60,654 $54,463 $37,917 $56,082 $69,834 $84,800

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,354
Business & Financial Operations $65,364
Computer & Mathematical $73,247
Architecture & Engineering $98,113
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,781
Community & Social Service $54,325
Legal $82,933
Education, Training, & Library $50,584
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,958
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $82,482
Healthcare Support $32,636
Protective Service $31,242
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,329
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $30,053
Personal Care & Service $23,862
Sales & Related $25,553
Office & Administrative Support $35,516
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $21,341
Construction & Extraction $48,862
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,989
Production $31,181
Transportation & Material Moving $32,718