Living Wage Calculation for Carson City, Nevada

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 $10.81 $24.01 $28.87 $36.79 $17.78 $21.79 $24.39 $27.93 $8.89 $13.19 $15.80 $18.88
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
Minimum Wage $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25

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 $8,378 $13,155 $17,932 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,378 $13,155 $17,932
Medical $2,213 $7,233 $6,889 $6,972 $5,099 $6,889 $6,972 $6,691 $5,099 $6,889 $6,972 $6,691
Housing $6,768 $10,344 $10,344 $15,048 $8,184 $10,344 $10,344 $15,048 $8,184 $10,344 $10,344 $15,048
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 $19,736 $43,836 $52,704 $67,150 $32,448 $39,773 $44,526 $50,988 $32,448 $48,151 $57,681 $68,920
Annual taxes $2,753 $6,115 $7,352 $9,367 $4,527 $5,548 $6,211 $7,113 $4,527 $6,717 $8,047 $9,614
Required annual income before taxes $22,489 $49,951 $60,056 $76,518 $36,975 $45,322 $50,737 $58,100 $36,975 $54,868 $65,728 $78,534

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $95,640
Business & Financial Operations $62,649
Computer & Mathematical $74,335
Architecture & Engineering $76,598
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,124
Community & Social Service $51,055
Legal $94,035
Education, Training, & Library $48,576
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $48,288
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $80,816
Healthcare Support $34,411
Protective Service $36,756
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,329
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $31,376
Personal Care & Service $22,724
Sales & Related $27,066
Office & Administrative Support $35,234
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,191
Construction & Extraction $47,835
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $50,006
Production $33,053
Transportation & Material Moving $31,654