Living Wage Calculation for Yuma, 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 $11.32 $23.89 $28.98 $38.27 $17.99 $21.97 $25.07 $28.53 $16.80 $8.94 $12.92 $16.12 $19.55
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 $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 $3,564 $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 $6,861 $12,730 $18,598 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,861 $12,730 $18,598
Medical $2,291 $7,315 $7,035 $7,092 $5,025 $7,035 $7,092 $6,762 $5,025 $7,035 $7,092 $6,762
Housing $7,668 $10,440 $10,440 $15,192 $7,860 $10,440 $10,440 $15,192 $7,668 $10,440 $10,440 $15,192
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 $20,186 $42,370 $51,469 $67,804 $31,926 $38,971 $44,465 $50,671 $31,734 $45,832 $57,195 $69,269
Annual taxes $3,363 $7,320 $8,810 $11,794 $5,492 $6,719 $7,686 $8,662 $5,465 $7,928 $9,854 $12,060
Required annual income before taxes $23,548 $49,690 $60,280 $79,598 $37,418 $45,690 $52,151 $59,333 $52,415 $37,199 $53,760 $67,049 $81,329

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $77,849
Business & Financial Operations $64,770
Computer & Mathematical $68,111
Architecture & Engineering $0
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,922
Community & Social Service $37,044
Legal $66,502
Education, Training, & Library $36,654
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,432
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $71,268
Healthcare Support $28,106
Protective Service $43,768
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,475
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,787
Personal Care & Service $19,629
Sales & Related $22,991
Office & Administrative Support $29,192
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $19,721
Construction & Extraction $34,963
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,064
Production $31,375
Transportation & Material Moving $27,726