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 $10.88 $22.70 $29.29 $38.23 $17.36 $22.22 $24.87 $28.25 $12.96 $8.67 $12.96 $16.05 $19.56
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 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05

*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 $6,554 $12,862 $19,170 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,554 $12,862 $19,170
Medical $1,995 $6,807 $6,521 $6,681 $5,254 $6,521 $6,681 $6,539 $5,254 $6,521 $6,681 $6,539
Housing $7,320 $9,864 $9,864 $14,376 $7,368 $9,864 $9,864 $14,376 $7,320 $9,864 $9,864 $14,376
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 $19,442 $40,335 $52,113 $67,869 $30,870 $39,488 $44,194 $50,270 $30,822 $46,042 $57,056 $69,440
Annual taxes $3,195 $6,873 $8,806 $11,650 $5,242 $6,726 $7,542 $8,486 $5,235 $7,863 $9,695 $11,933
Required annual income before taxes $22,637 $47,208 $60,919 $79,519 $36,112 $46,214 $51,737 $58,755 $53,905 $36,057 $53,905 $66,752 $81,372

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $70,530
Business & Financial Operations $63,010
Computer & Mathematical $66,010
Architecture & Engineering $59,840
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,750
Community & Social Service $36,910
Legal $65,010
Education, Training, & Library $36,410
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,070
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $70,100
Healthcare Support $25,720
Protective Service $40,370
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,890
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,760
Personal Care & Service $19,490
Sales & Related $22,330
Office & Administrative Support $27,530
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $18,590
Construction & Extraction $34,580
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $36,630
Production $28,700
Transportation & Material Moving $28,250