Living Wage Calculation for Flagstaff, AZ

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 $12.55 $25.69 $31.37 $39.74 $19.77 $24.22 $26.92 $30.11 $9.43 $14.07 $17.10 $20.37
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 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50

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 $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 $6,904 $12,809 $18,714 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,904 $12,809 $18,714
Medical $2,262 $7,455 $7,112 $7,194 $5,156 $7,112 $7,194 $6,913 $5,156 $7,112 $7,194 $6,913
Housing $9,384 $13,548 $13,548 $17,352 $11,040 $13,548 $13,548 $17,352 $9,384 $13,548 $13,548 $17,352
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 $22,401 $45,788 $55,784 $70,458 $35,361 $43,200 $47,952 $53,514 $33,705 $50,104 $60,761 $72,228
Annual taxes $3,696 $7,652 $9,471 $12,195 $5,762 $7,181 $8,046 $9,113 $5,531 $8,437 $10,376 $12,517
Required annual income before taxes $26,097 $53,440 $65,255 $82,654 $41,123 $50,381 $55,998 $62,627 $39,236 $58,541 $71,137 $84,745

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $77,174
Business & Financial Operations $56,034
Computer & Mathematical $65,642
Architecture & Engineering $67,741
Life, Physical, & Social Science $48,854
Community & Social Service $39,328
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $47,115
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,783
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $71,167
Healthcare Support $31,468
Protective Service $41,735
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,056
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,627
Personal Care & Service $23,671
Sales & Related $24,370
Office & Administrative Support $33,083
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $40,778
Construction & Extraction $41,200
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,552
Production $24,874
Transportation & Material Moving $32,281