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 $10.72 $24.63 $29.87 $37.71 $17.77 $22.67 $25.20 $29.23 $8.51 $13.67 $16.26 $19.61
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 $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 $3,592 $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 $8,516 $13,372 $18,227 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,516 $13,372 $18,227
Medical $2,366 $8,254 $7,966 $8,087 $5,171 $7,966 $8,087 $7,988 $5,171 $7,966 $8,087 $7,988
Housing $6,780 $10,344 $10,344 $14,952 $8,148 $10,344 $10,344 $14,952 $6,780 $10,344 $10,344 $14,952
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 $19,567 $44,960 $54,516 $68,828 $32,445 $41,377 $46,004 $53,352 $31,077 $49,893 $59,376 $71,579
Annual taxes $2,730 $6,272 $7,605 $9,601 $4,526 $5,772 $6,418 $7,443 $4,335 $6,960 $8,283 $9,985
Required annual income before taxes $22,297 $51,232 $62,121 $78,429 $36,971 $47,149 $52,422 $60,795 $35,412 $56,853 $67,659 $81,565

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $99,006
Business & Financial Operations $60,562
Computer & Mathematical $67,596
Architecture & Engineering $64,618
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,294
Community & Social Service $55,327
Legal $80,150
Education, Training, & Library $42,520
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $48,690
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $80,546
Healthcare Support $35,790
Protective Service $54,148
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,306
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,620
Personal Care & Service $22,830
Sales & Related $30,932
Office & Administrative Support $38,128
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $47,378
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,746
Production $36,126
Transportation & Material Moving $28,024