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 $11.93 $25.64 $31.43 $40.78 $19.12 $23.28 $26.08 $30.16 $9.32 $14.10 $17.19 $20.91
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 $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 $3,573 $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 $8,311 $13,997 $19,683 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,311 $13,997 $19,683
Medical $2,121 $6,965 $6,622 $6,704 $5,271 $6,622 $6,704 $6,423 $5,271 $6,622 $6,704 $6,423
Housing $8,364 $11,496 $11,496 $16,416 $9,252 $11,496 $11,496 $16,416 $8,364 $11,496 $11,496 $16,416
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 $21,240 $44,653 $54,430 $70,002 $33,688 $40,658 $45,411 $52,088 $32,800 $48,969 $59,408 $71,771
Annual taxes $3,564 $8,670 $10,943 $14,812 $6,078 $7,765 $8,846 $10,647 $5,954 $9,673 $12,100 $15,223
Required annual income before taxes $24,804 $53,323 $65,374 $84,814 $39,766 $48,423 $54,257 $62,735 $38,754 $58,642 $71,508 $86,994

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $92,852
Business & Financial Operations $59,923
Computer & Mathematical $70,395
Architecture & Engineering $89,087
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,122
Community & Social Service $48,380
Legal $75,559
Education, Training, & Library $54,913
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,171
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $81,886
Healthcare Support $31,417
Protective Service $49,502
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,504
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,685
Personal Care & Service $24,679
Sales & Related $26,376
Office & Administrative Support $35,223
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,516
Construction & Extraction $49,152
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,319
Production $28,938
Transportation & Material Moving $29,977