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 $10.63 $21.75 $25.69 $32.27 $17.38 $21.16 $23.76 $26.70 $8.57 $12.03 $14.20 $16.54
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 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50

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 $2,994 $4,413 $6,644 $8,812 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741
Child Care $0 $4,964 $7,968 $10,972 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,964 $7,968 $10,972
Medical $2,213 $7,056 $6,712 $6,795 $5,331 $6,712 $6,795 $6,514 $5,331 $6,712 $6,795 $6,514
Housing $6,258 $8,632 $8,632 $12,355 $6,681 $8,632 $8,632 $12,355 $6,258 $8,632 $8,632 $12,355
Transportation $4,623 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329
Other $2,824 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808
Required annual income after taxes $18,911 $38,185 $44,961 $56,328 $30,621 $37,181 $41,643 $46,747 $30,197 $42,145 $49,611 $57,719
Annual taxes $3,209 $7,052 $8,471 $10,804 $5,522 $6,841 $7,776 $8,797 $5,463 $7,881 $9,445 $11,096
Required annual income before taxes $22,120 $45,237 $53,432 $67,132 $36,143 $44,022 $49,419 $55,544 $35,661 $50,026 $59,057 $68,814

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $101,719
Business & Financial Operations $65,786
Computer & Mathematical $72,422
Architecture & Engineering $61,558
Life, Physical, & Social Science $45,418
Community & Social Service $41,488
Legal $63,451
Education, Training, & Library $46,817
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $45,757
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,540
Healthcare Support $25,265
Protective Service $36,951
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,091
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,897
Personal Care & Service $22,344
Sales & Related $25,677
Office & Administrative Support $32,014
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,189
Construction & Extraction $37,013
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,233
Production $28,907
Transportation & Material Moving $35,017