Living Wage Calculation for Arizona

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 $10.38 $22.67 $28.59 $37.55 $17.47 $21.59 $24.13 $28.18 $25.23 $8.73 $12.62 $15.64 $19.41
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $5.00 $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 $3,594 $5,289 $7,939 $10,543 $6,589 $8,193 $10,556 $12,862 $6,589 $8,193 $10,556 $12,862
Child Care $0 $6,458 $12,665 $18,872 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,458 $12,665 $18,872
Medical $2,004 $6,470 $6,271 $6,239 $4,611 $6,271 $6,239 $6,354 $4,611 $6,271 $6,239 $6,354
Housing $6,936 $10,780 $10,780 $15,730 $8,567 $10,780 $10,780 $15,730 $8,567 $10,780 $10,780 $15,730
Transportation $3,885 $7,669 $8,690 $10,235 $7,669 $8,690 $10,235 $10,331 $7,669 $8,690 $10,235 $10,331
Other $2,237 $4,059 $4,880 $5,514 $4,059 $4,880 $5,514 $5,225 $4,059 $4,880 $5,514 $5,225
Required annual income after taxes $18,656 $40,725 $51,225 $67,134 $31,495 $38,814 $43,324 $50,502 $31,495 $45,272 $55,989 $69,375
Annual taxes $2,932 $6,428 $8,237 $10,978 $4,838 $6,099 $6,876 $8,113 $4,838 $7,211 $9,058 $11,364
Required annual income before taxes $21,587 $47,153 $59,462 $78,112 $36,332 $44,913 $50,200 $58,615 $52,483 $36,332 $52,483 $65,047 $80,739

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,530
Business & Financial Operations $59,840
Computer & Mathematical $77,210
Architecture & Engineering $72,850
Life, Physical, & Social Science $54,570
Community & Social Service $38,280
Legal $74,890
Education, Training, & Library $38,480
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,350
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,770
Healthcare Support $28,910
Protective Service $39,970
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,270
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,330
Personal Care & Service $21,780
Sales & Related $25,410
Office & Administrative Support $32,520
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $18,760
Construction & Extraction $38,580
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,340
Production $31,410
Transportation & Material Moving $29,390