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 $11.24 $23.53 $29.21 $37.88 $17.67 $22.06 $24.76 $28.26 $25.33 $8.78 $12.99 $16.02 $19.44
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
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 $3,573 $5,267 $7,929 $10,517 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820
Child Care $0 $6,904 $12,809 $18,714 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,904 $12,809 $18,714
Medical $2,262 $7,455 $7,112 $7,194 $5,156 $7,112 $7,194 $6,913 $5,156 $7,112 $7,194 $6,913
Housing $6,996 $9,600 $9,600 $13,968 $7,212 $9,600 $9,600 $13,968 $6,996 $9,600 $9,600 $13,968
Transportation $4,206 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307
Other $2,976 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121
Required annual income after taxes $20,013 $41,840 $51,836 $67,074 $31,533 $39,252 $44,004 $50,130 $31,317 $46,156 $56,813 $68,844
Annual taxes $3,363 $7,102 $8,920 $11,723 $5,228 $6,631 $7,495 $8,641 $5,197 $7,887 $9,825 $12,045
Required annual income before taxes $23,376 $48,941 $60,756 $78,798 $36,761 $45,882 $51,500 $58,771 $52,689 $36,514 $54,042 $66,639 $80,889

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $79,427
Business & Financial Operations $64,274
Computer & Mathematical $68,348
Architecture & Engineering $0
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,939
Community & Social Service $37,476
Legal $69,716
Education, Training, & Library $36,818
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $47,907
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $69,654
Healthcare Support $29,442
Protective Service $43,875
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,418
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,650
Personal Care & Service $21,418
Sales & Related $24,607
Office & Administrative Support $29,020
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $21,418
Construction & Extraction $35,141
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,978
Production $30,656
Transportation & Material Moving $26,273