Living Wage Calculation for Tulare County, California

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 $15.25 $33.39 $41.50 $53.58 $25.21 $31.43 $35.41 $38.65 $12.60 $18.28 $22.83 $27.02
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 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00

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 $3,792 $5,574 $8,343 $11,093 $6,952 $8,639 $11,106 $13,540 $6,952 $8,639 $11,106 $13,540
Child Care $0 $8,192 $16,385 $24,577 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,192 $16,385 $24,577
Medical $2,545 $8,323 $8,011 $8,150 $6,143 $8,011 $8,150 $7,804 $6,143 $8,011 $8,150 $7,804
Housing $8,520 $11,292 $11,292 $15,744 $8,568 $11,292 $11,292 $15,744 $8,568 $11,292 $11,292 $15,744
Transportation $4,900 $8,987 $11,186 $13,317 $8,987 $11,186 $13,317 $12,085 $8,987 $11,186 $13,317 $12,085
Civic $1,811 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982
Other $2,794 $4,553 $4,996 $6,037 $4,553 $4,996 $6,037 $6,055 $4,553 $4,996 $6,037 $6,055
Required annual income after taxes $24,363 $50,810 $63,767 $83,045 $39,092 $47,678 $54,030 $59,210 $39,092 $55,870 $70,415 $83,787
Annual taxes $7,352 $18,638 $22,563 $28,403 $13,338 $17,689 $19,613 $21,182 $13,338 $20,171 $24,577 $28,627
Required annual income before taxes $31,715 $69,447 $86,330 $111,448 $52,430 $65,367 $73,643 $80,392 $52,430 $76,041 $94,991 $112,415

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $124,884
Business & Financial Operations $77,220
Computer & Mathematical $109,313
Architecture & Engineering $98,990
Life, Physical, & Social Science $85,138
Community & Social Service $53,475
Legal $105,763
Education, Training, & Library $59,306
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $62,764
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $95,921
Healthcare Support $29,576
Protective Service $47,429
Food Preparation & Serving Related $27,827
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $33,362
Personal Care & Service $30,200
Sales & Related $33,771
Office & Administrative Support $43,183
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,292
Construction & Extraction $57,997
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $52,800
Production $36,472
Transportation & Material Moving $33,802