Living Wage Calculation for Fresno, CA

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 $14.14 $32.52 $41.04 $53.84 $24.62 $30.16 $34.14 $37.71 $11.95 $17.85 $22.60 $27.15
Poverty Wage $6.13 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $14.75 $4.14 $5.22 $6.30 $7.38
Minimum Wage $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00

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 $3,792 $5,574 $8,343 $11,093 $6,952 $8,639 $11,106 $13,540 $6,952 $8,639 $11,106 $13,540
Child Care $0 $8,831 $17,662 $26,493 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,831 $17,662 $26,493
Medical $2,545 $8,323 $8,011 $8,150 $6,143 $8,011 $8,150 $7,804 $6,143 $8,011 $8,150 $7,804
Housing $8,292 $11,760 $11,760 $16,740 $9,444 $11,760 $11,760 $16,740 $8,292 $11,760 $11,760 $16,740
Transportation $4,900 $8,987 $11,186 $13,317 $8,987 $11,186 $13,317 $12,085 $8,987 $11,186 $13,317 $12,085
Civic $1,811 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982
Other $2,794 $4,553 $4,996 $6,037 $4,553 $4,996 $6,037 $6,055 $4,553 $4,996 $6,037 $6,055
Required annual income after taxes $24,135 $51,917 $65,512 $85,957 $39,968 $48,146 $54,498 $60,206 $38,816 $56,977 $72,160 $86,699
Annual taxes $5,280 $15,727 $19,846 $26,039 $11,240 $14,585 $16,509 $18,238 $10,916 $17,260 $21,859 $26,264
Required annual income before taxes $29,415 $67,644 $85,358 $111,997 $51,208 $62,731 $71,007 $78,444 $49,732 $74,237 $94,019 $112,963

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $95,062
Business & Financial Operations $61,598
Computer & Mathematical $70,969
Architecture & Engineering $88,402
Life, Physical, & Social Science $74,161
Community & Social Service $46,293
Legal $74,386
Education, Training, & Library $51,275
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,288
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $83,153
Healthcare Support $26,947
Protective Service $56,032
Food Preparation & Serving Related $26,272
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,801
Personal Care & Service $27,213
Sales & Related $29,760
Office & Administrative Support $38,344
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,515
Construction & Extraction $51,183
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,403
Production $31,254
Transportation & Material Moving $31,285