Living Wage Calculation for Baxter County, Arkansas

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 $13.17 $28.26 $34.05 $43.76 $22.71 $26.88 $31.57 $32.72 $11.36 $15.27 $19.44 $21.84
Poverty Wage $6.13 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $14.75 $4.14 $5.22 $6.30 $7.38
Minimum Wage $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00

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 $3,177 $4,670 $6,990 $9,294 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345
Child Care $0 $6,275 $12,551 $18,826 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,275 $12,551 $18,826
Medical $2,633 $8,569 $8,257 $8,397 $6,159 $8,257 $8,397 $8,050 $6,159 $8,257 $8,397 $8,050
Housing $5,736 $8,388 $8,388 $10,452 $6,372 $8,388 $8,388 $10,452 $6,372 $8,388 $8,388 $10,452
Transportation $5,113 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611
Civic $2,382 $4,909 $3,828 $5,978 $4,909 $3,828 $5,978 $5,561 $4,909 $3,828 $5,978 $5,561
Other $4,247 $7,158 $7,599 $9,085 $7,158 $7,599 $9,085 $8,944 $7,158 $7,599 $9,085 $8,944
Required annual income after taxes $23,288 $49,348 $59,286 $75,928 $39,802 $46,983 $55,049 $56,963 $39,802 $53,258 $67,600 $75,789
Annual taxes $4,100 $9,433 $11,528 $15,097 $7,442 $8,925 $10,615 $11,087 $7,442 $10,252 $13,269 $15,068
Required annual income before taxes $27,388 $58,782 $70,814 $91,025 $47,243 $55,909 $65,664 $68,050 $47,243 $63,511 $80,869 $90,857

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $78,366
Business & Financial Operations $58,263
Computer & Mathematical $67,491
Architecture & Engineering $69,127
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,544
Community & Social Service $39,623
Legal $60,882
Education, Training, & Library $45,178
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,065
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,268
Healthcare Support $25,044
Protective Service $35,285
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,788
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,632
Personal Care & Service $21,658
Sales & Related $25,709
Office & Administrative Support $32,901
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,039
Construction & Extraction $37,607
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,871
Production $31,807
Transportation & Material Moving $30,620