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 $10.42 $21.77 $25.71 $32.15 $17.58 $21.18 $23.78 $26.58 $8.47 $12.04 $14.21 $16.48
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 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50

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 $2,994 $4,413 $6,644 $8,812 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741
Child Care $0 $4,964 $7,968 $10,972 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,964 $7,968 $10,972
Medical $2,213 $7,056 $6,712 $6,795 $5,331 $6,712 $6,795 $6,514 $5,331 $6,712 $6,795 $6,514
Housing $5,871 $8,668 $8,668 $12,131 $7,047 $8,668 $8,668 $12,131 $5,871 $8,668 $8,668 $12,131
Transportation $4,623 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329
Other $2,824 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808
Required annual income after taxes $18,524 $38,221 $44,996 $56,103 $30,987 $37,216 $41,679 $46,522 $29,811 $42,180 $49,647 $57,494
Annual taxes $3,155 $7,057 $8,476 $10,773 $5,573 $6,846 $7,781 $8,766 $5,409 $7,886 $9,450 $11,064
Required annual income before taxes $21,679 $45,278 $53,472 $66,876 $36,560 $44,063 $49,460 $55,288 $35,220 $50,066 $59,097 $68,559

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $69,912
Business & Financial Operations $49,461
Computer & Mathematical $48,525
Architecture & Engineering $59,820
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,155
Community & Social Service $37,435
Legal $45,315
Education, Training, & Library $38,937
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,515
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $53,905
Healthcare Support $25,234
Protective Service $35,244
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,091
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,068
Personal Care & Service $20,369
Sales & Related $23,702
Office & Administrative Support $28,670
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,084
Construction & Extraction $34,030
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,610
Production $29,061
Transportation & Material Moving $28,135