Living Wage Calculation for San Miguel County, New Mexico

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 $11.59 $24.08 $29.19 $35.93 $18.61 $22.32 $24.96 $28.07 $9.30 $13.45 $15.98 $18.75
Poverty Wage $6.00 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $14.50 $4.06 $5.13 $6.19 $7.25
Minimum Wage $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50

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 $3,592 $5,306 $7,976 $10,578 $6,586 $8,208 $10,589 $12,893 $6,586 $8,208 $10,589 $12,893
Child Care $0 $8,005 $12,260 $16,515 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,005 $12,260 $16,515
Medical $2,573 $6,700 $6,412 $6,532 $5,738 $6,412 $6,532 $6,434 $5,738 $6,412 $6,532 $6,434
Housing $7,536 $9,804 $9,804 $12,444 $7,920 $9,804 $9,804 $12,444 $7,920 $9,804 $9,804 $12,444
Transportation $4,094 $7,982 $10,126 $11,032 $7,982 $10,126 $11,032 $11,564 $7,982 $10,126 $11,032 $11,564
Other $2,734 $4,558 $4,732 $5,953 $4,558 $4,732 $5,953 $5,955 $4,558 $4,732 $5,953 $5,955
Required annual income after taxes $20,530 $42,355 $51,310 $63,054 $32,783 $39,283 $43,910 $49,290 $32,783 $47,288 $56,170 $65,805
Annual taxes $3,572 $7,722 $9,410 $11,691 $5,919 $7,143 $8,015 $9,097 $5,919 $8,652 $10,326 $12,210
Required annual income before taxes $24,102 $50,077 $60,720 $74,745 $38,702 $46,426 $51,925 $58,387 $38,702 $55,940 $66,496 $78,015

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,353
Business & Financial Operations $60,857
Computer & Mathematical $74,935
Architecture & Engineering $91,951
Life, Physical, & Social Science $70,707
Community & Social Service $42,621
Legal $71,296
Education, Training, & Library $45,040
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,788
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $67,474
Healthcare Support $28,909
Protective Service $38,149
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,137
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,938
Personal Care & Service $20,787
Sales & Related $25,636
Office & Administrative Support $32,589
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $21,692
Construction & Extraction $39,480
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,117
Production $34,804
Transportation & Material Moving $31,938