Living Wage Calculation for Jonesboro, 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 $13.05 $28.13 $34.42 $43.88 $22.59 $27.38 $31.08 $33.28 $10.96 $15.49 $19.13 $22.03
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 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00

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 $3,177 $4,670 $6,990 $9,294 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345
Child Care $0 $5,907 $11,815 $17,721 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,907 $11,815 $17,721
Medical $2,633 $8,569 $8,257 $8,397 $6,159 $8,257 $8,397 $8,050 $6,159 $8,257 $8,397 $8,050
Housing $6,112 $9,160 $9,160 $12,499 $7,208 $9,160 $9,160 $12,499 $6,112 $9,160 $9,160 $12,499
Transportation $5,113 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611
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 $2,875 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $6,235 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $6,235
Required annual income after taxes $21,722 $46,260 $56,592 $72,151 $37,146 $45,026 $51,101 $54,721 $36,050 $50,933 $62,916 $72,442
Annual taxes $5,414 $12,260 $14,998 $19,122 $9,844 $11,933 $13,543 $14,502 $9,554 $13,498 $16,674 $19,199
Required annual income before taxes $27,136 $58,520 $71,591 $91,272 $46,990 $56,959 $64,644 $69,223 $45,604 $64,431 $79,590 $91,641

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $71,654
Business & Financial Operations $49,587
Computer & Mathematical $49,751
Architecture & Engineering $70,079
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,216
Community & Social Service $38,804
Legal $43,070
Education, Training, & Library $41,710
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,633
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,546
Healthcare Support $25,597
Protective Service $40,451
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,768
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,903
Personal Care & Service $20,737
Sales & Related $25,750
Office & Administrative Support $30,200
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,395
Construction & Extraction $36,011
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,510
Production $31,848
Transportation & Material Moving $30,579