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 $10.45 $22.32 $26.65 $33.01 $17.87 $22.05 $24.57 $27.92 $8.66 $12.49 $14.64 $17.20
Poverty Wage $6.00 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $14.50 $4.06 $5.13 $6.19 $7.25
Minimum Wage $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25

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 $3,010 $4,446 $6,682 $8,863 $5,518 $6,877 $8,872 $10,802 $5,518 $6,877 $8,872 $10,802
Child Care $0 $5,046 $8,099 $11,153 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,046 $8,099 $11,153
Medical $2,387 $7,722 $7,433 $7,554 $5,803 $7,433 $7,554 $7,455 $5,803 $7,433 $7,554 $7,455
Housing $6,041 $8,833 $8,833 $12,225 $7,042 $8,833 $8,833 $12,225 $6,041 $8,833 $8,833 $12,225
Transportation $4,322 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $12,206 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $12,206
Other $2,812 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $6,126 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $6,126
Required annual income after taxes $18,572 $39,160 $46,604 $57,562 $31,476 $38,700 $43,026 $48,815 $30,475 $43,746 $51,125 $59,968
Annual taxes $3,166 $7,259 $8,819 $11,091 $5,685 $7,163 $8,070 $9,259 $5,546 $8,220 $9,766 $11,595
Required annual income before taxes $21,738 $46,419 $55,423 $68,653 $37,161 $45,863 $51,096 $58,073 $36,021 $51,966 $60,892 $71,563

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $69,650
Business & Financial Operations $49,432
Computer & Mathematical $49,228
Architecture & Engineering $65,228
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,592
Community & Social Service $38,189
Legal $44,888
Education, Training, & Library $40,700
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,106
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $53,721
Healthcare Support $26,947
Protective Service $37,732
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,832
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,838
Personal Care & Service $20,421
Sales & Related $24,955
Office & Administrative Support $29,102
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,715
Construction & Extraction $33,920
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,935
Production $30,098
Transportation & Material Moving $30,810