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 $10.99 $23.53 $28.34 $35.75 $17.64 $22.54 $25.29 $29.10 $13.44 $8.71 $13.44 $15.63 $18.34
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 $7,536 $10,332 $10,332 $15,060 $7,932 $10,332 $10,332 $15,060 $7,536 $10,332 $10,332 $15,060
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 $19,661 $41,291 $49,461 $61,826 $31,245 $39,587 $44,294 $50,585 $30,849 $46,998 $54,405 $63,397
Annual taxes $3,191 $7,658 $9,486 $12,529 $5,454 $7,287 $8,311 $9,939 $5,399 $8,919 $10,625 $12,891
Required annual income before taxes $22,852 $48,949 $58,947 $74,356 $36,699 $46,875 $52,604 $60,524 $55,917 $36,248 $55,917 $65,030 $76,288

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,150
Business & Financial Operations $60,640
Computer & Mathematical $68,920
Architecture & Engineering $96,300
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,740
Community & Social Service $51,040
Legal $88,590
Education, Training, & Library $51,320
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,630
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $71,420
Healthcare Support $29,460
Protective Service $30,730
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,660
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,670
Personal Care & Service $22,760
Sales & Related $24,110
Office & Administrative Support $32,690
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $19,540
Construction & Extraction $48,160
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,890
Production $31,280
Transportation & Material Moving $29,600