Living Wage Calculation for Carson City, NV

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 $13.03 $28.03 $35.49 $46.79 $22.16 $26.06 $29.61 $32.81 $10.69 $15.43 $19.60 $23.60
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 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00

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 $8,586 $17,172 $25,758 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,586 $17,172 $25,758
Medical $2,614 $7,262 $6,950 $7,089 $6,478 $6,950 $7,089 $6,743 $6,478 $6,950 $7,089 $6,743
Housing $7,416 $11,316 $11,316 $16,320 $8,796 $11,316 $11,316 $16,320 $7,416 $11,316 $11,316 $16,320
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 $23,327 $50,167 $63,517 $83,741 $39,655 $46,641 $52,993 $58,725 $38,275 $55,227 $70,165 $84,483
Annual taxes $3,782 $8,133 $10,297 $13,576 $6,429 $7,561 $8,591 $9,520 $6,205 $8,953 $11,375 $13,696
Required annual income before taxes $27,109 $58,300 $73,815 $97,317 $46,084 $54,203 $61,584 $68,245 $44,480 $64,180 $81,540 $98,179

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $99,850
Business & Financial Operations $63,112
Computer & Mathematical $73,414
Architecture & Engineering $68,810
Life, Physical, & Social Science $66,109
Community & Social Service $56,749
Legal $83,573
Education, Training, & Library $44,421
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $45,833
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $79,000
Healthcare Support $30,016
Protective Service $54,979
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,668
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $31,009
Personal Care & Service $23,131
Sales & Related $32,277
Office & Administrative Support $39,694
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $48,932
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,922
Production $38,426
Transportation & Material Moving $29,873