Living Wage Calculation for Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR

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 $15.45 $32.25 $42.05 $56.60 $24.17 $29.29 $34.77 $38.23 $11.94 $17.87 $23.83 $28.79
Poverty Wage $6.19 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $14.92 $4.19 $5.28 $6.37 $7.46
Minimum Wage $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00

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 $3,351 $4,937 $7,417 $9,838 $6,143 $7,645 $9,856 $11,999 $6,143 $7,645 $9,856 $11,999
Child Care $0 $10,748 $21,498 $32,246 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,748 $21,498 $32,246
Medical $2,521 $7,734 $7,521 $7,830 $5,790 $7,521 $7,830 $7,619 $5,790 $7,521 $7,830 $7,619
Housing $7,249 $9,712 $9,712 $13,882 $7,725 $9,712 $9,712 $13,882 $7,249 $9,712 $9,712 $13,882
Transportation $5,509 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $16,304 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $16,304
Civic $2,503 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $5,153 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $5,153
Other $4,508 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $8,655 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $8,655
Required annual income after taxes $25,765 $53,772 $70,095 $94,362 $40,298 $48,825 $57,964 $63,735 $39,823 $59,573 $79,462 $95,981
Annual taxes $6,381 $13,317 $17,360 $23,370 $9,980 $12,092 $14,356 $15,785 $9,863 $14,754 $19,680 $23,771
Required annual income before taxes $32,145 $67,089 $87,455 $117,732 $50,279 $60,917 $72,320 $79,519 $49,686 $74,327 $99,142 $119,751

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $104,689
Business & Financial Operations $76,815
Computer & Mathematical $87,301
Architecture & Engineering $70,909
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,988
Community & Social Service $46,845
Legal $71,487
Education, Training, & Library $53,885
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $62,402
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,146
Healthcare Support $28,323
Protective Service $42,714
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,872
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $31,105
Personal Care & Service $24,621
Sales & Related $31,586
Office & Administrative Support $37,332
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,522
Construction & Extraction $42,105
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,518
Production $33,031
Transportation & Material Moving $36,380