Living Wage Calculation for Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual in a household must earn to support his or herself and their family. The assumption is the sole provider is working full-time (2080 hours per year). The tool provides information for individuals, and households with one or two working adults and zero to three children. In the case of households with two working adults, all values are per working adult, single or in a family unless otherwise noted.

The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. Data are updated annually, in the first quarter of the new year. State minimum wages are determined based on the posted value of the minimum wage as of January one of the coming year (National Conference of State Legislatures, 2019). The poverty rate reflects a person's 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.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children
Living Wage $11.18 $24.33 $29.81 $37.37 $17.27 $21.17 $23.77 $26.34 $8.64 $13.35 $16.27 $19.17
Poverty Wage $7.30 $9.89 $12.49 $15.09 $9.89 $12.49 $15.09 $17.68 $4.95 $6.25 $7.54 $8.84
Minimum Wage $9.84 $9.84 $9.84 $9.84 $9.84 $9.84 $9.84 $9.84 $9.84 $9.84 $9.84 $9.84

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.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 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 $10,084 $15,989 $21,894 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,084 $15,989 $21,894
Medical $2,299 $6,980 $6,636 $6,719 $4,959 $6,636 $6,719 $6,438 $4,959 $6,636 $6,719 $6,438
Housing $7,356 $9,468 $9,468 $12,396 $7,404 $9,468 $9,468 $12,396 $7,404 $9,468 $9,468 $12,396
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 $20,410 $44,413 $54,409 $68,207 $31,528 $38,644 $43,397 $48,082 $31,528 $48,728 $59,386 $69,976
Annual taxes $2,847 $6,196 $7,590 $9,515 $4,398 $5,391 $6,054 $6,708 $4,398 $6,798 $8,284 $9,762
Required annual income before taxes $23,258 $50,608 $61,999 $77,722 $35,927 $44,035 $49,451 $54,790 $35,927 $55,526 $67,670 $79,738

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $99,652
Business & Financial Operations $75,590
Computer & Mathematical $79,005
Architecture & Engineering $98,078
Life, Physical, & Social Science $73,368
Community & Social Service $50,253
Legal $90,918
Education, Training, & Library $62,227
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $48,936
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $84,314
Healthcare Support $40,871
Protective Service $56,456
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,440
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $32,641
Personal Care & Service $31,407
Sales & Related $30,378
Office & Administrative Support $42,579
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $37,322
Construction & Extraction $66,404
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $62,083
Production $36,458
Transportation & Material Moving $46,899