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 $10.81 $24.01 $28.87 $36.79 $17.78 $21.79 $24.39 $27.93 $8.50 $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 $6,768 $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 $31,032 $48,151 $57,681 $68,920
Annual taxes $2,753 $6,115 $7,352 $9,367 $4,527 $5,548 $6,211 $7,113 $4,329 $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 $35,361 $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 $94,055
Business & Financial Operations $62,124
Computer & Mathematical $65,992
Architecture & Engineering $65,385
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,756
Community & Social Service $56,867
Legal $80,332
Education, Training, & Library $42,702
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $48,854
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $79,530
Healthcare Support $35,398
Protective Service $49,934
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,459
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,786
Personal Care & Service $24,453
Sales & Related $27,724
Office & Administrative Support $37,558
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $42,980
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,080
Production $36,972
Transportation & Material Moving $28,866