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 (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $10.47 $22.37 $28.02 $37.00 $17.40 $21.11 $23.76 $27.33 $8.70 $12.34 $15.40 $18.91
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 $7.90 $7.90 $7.90 $7.90 $7.90 $7.90 $7.90 $7.90 $7.90 $7.90 $7.90 $7.90

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 (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,607 $5,319 $8,002 $10,607 $6,612 $8,234 $10,627 $12,932 $6,612 $8,234 $10,627 $12,932
Child Care $0 $6,494 $12,784 $19,074 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,494 $12,784 $19,074
Medical $2,086 $6,624 $6,413 $6,477 $5,020 $6,413 $6,477 $6,444 $5,020 $6,413 $6,477 $6,444
Housing $7,004 $10,885 $10,885 $15,887 $8,647 $10,885 $10,885 $15,887 $8,647 $10,885 $10,885 $15,887
Transportation $4,054 $7,382 $8,509 $9,970 $7,382 $8,509 $9,970 $9,525 $7,382 $8,509 $9,970 $9,525
Other $2,284 $3,971 $4,344 $5,250 $3,971 $4,344 $5,250 $4,905 $3,971 $4,344 $5,250 $4,905
Required annual income after taxes $19,034 $40,676 $50,936 $67,266 $31,632 $38,384 $43,209 $49,694 $31,632 $44,878 $55,993 $68,768
Annual taxes $2,741 $5,857 $7,335 $9,686 $4,555 $5,527 $6,222 $7,156 $4,555 $6,462 $8,063 $9,903
Required annual income before taxes $21,775 $46,533 $58,271 $76,952 $36,187 $43,911 $49,431 $56,850 $36,187 $51,341 $64,056 $78,671

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,580
Business & Financial Operations $59,080
Computer & Mathematical $74,580
Architecture & Engineering $71,580
Life, Physical, & Social Science $54,520
Community & Social Service $38,230
Legal $69,440
Education, Training, & Library $38,690
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,700
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,090
Healthcare Support $28,790
Protective Service $39,880
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,040
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,570
Personal Care & Service $21,200
Sales & Related $25,000
Office & Administrative Support $31,940
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $18,520
Construction & Extraction $37,630
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,950
Production $31,200
Transportation & Material Moving $29,320