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 $16.53 $34.91 $44.46 $59.87 $26.74 $32.73 $38.70 $43.19 $13.16 $19.34 $25.30 $30.51
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 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00

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 $3,999 $5,893 $8,853 $11,742 $7,332 $9,124 $11,764 $14,321 $7,332 $9,124 $11,764 $14,321
Child Care $0 $9,493 $18,987 $28,480 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,493 $18,987 $28,480
Medical $2,288 $7,462 $7,249 $7,559 $5,764 $7,249 $7,559 $7,347 $5,764 $7,249 $7,559 $7,347
Housing $9,540 $12,768 $12,768 $18,108 $10,212 $12,768 $12,768 $18,108 $9,540 $12,768 $12,768 $18,108
Transportation $4,938 $8,762 $11,391 $13,456 $8,762 $11,391 $13,456 $14,613 $8,762 $11,391 $13,456 $14,613
Civic $2,581 $4,144 $5,120 $6,686 $4,144 $5,120 $6,686 $5,314 $4,144 $5,120 $6,686 $5,314
Other $4,748 $7,080 $6,477 $9,424 $7,080 $6,477 $9,424 $9,115 $7,080 $6,477 $9,424 $9,115
Required annual income after taxes $28,217 $55,726 $70,968 $95,577 $43,417 $52,253 $61,778 $68,942 $42,745 $61,746 $80,765 $97,422
Annual taxes $6,173 $16,881 $21,499 $28,953 $12,210 $15,829 $18,715 $20,885 $12,021 $18,705 $24,466 $29,512
Required annual income before taxes $34,390 $72,607 $92,467 $124,530 $55,627 $68,082 $80,493 $89,827 $54,766 $80,451 $105,232 $126,935

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $99,553
Business & Financial Operations $64,767
Computer & Mathematical $74,847
Architecture & Engineering $97,231
Life, Physical, & Social Science $78,741
Community & Social Service $50,012
Legal $86,274
Education, Training, & Library $57,095
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $50,686
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $90,661
Healthcare Support $30,966
Protective Service $57,930
Food Preparation & Serving Related $30,549
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $33,716
Personal Care & Service $31,672
Sales & Related $33,502
Office & Administrative Support $41,281
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,693
Construction & Extraction $56,143
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $54,624
Production $35,642
Transportation & Material Moving $34,893