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 $14.90 $29.42 $36.57 $47.77 $23.90 $29.09 $34.58 $37.31 $11.67 $16.45 $21.10 $24.37
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 $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 $3,351 $4,937 $7,417 $9,838 $6,143 $7,645 $9,856 $11,999 $6,143 $7,645 $9,856 $11,999
Child Care $0 $6,350 $12,700 $19,051 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,350 $12,700 $19,051
Medical $2,521 $7,734 $7,521 $7,830 $5,790 $7,521 $7,830 $7,619 $5,790 $7,521 $7,830 $7,619
Housing $6,328 $9,389 $9,389 $12,354 $7,277 $9,389 $9,389 $12,354 $6,328 $9,389 $9,389 $12,354
Transportation $5,509 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $16,304 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $16,304
Civic $2,503 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $5,153 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $5,153
Other $4,508 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $8,655 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $8,655
Required annual income after taxes $24,843 $49,051 $60,974 $79,639 $39,851 $48,502 $57,642 $62,207 $38,902 $54,852 $70,342 $81,257
Annual taxes $6,153 $12,148 $15,101 $19,723 $9,869 $12,012 $14,276 $15,406 $9,634 $13,585 $17,421 $20,124
Required annual income before taxes $30,996 $61,199 $76,075 $99,362 $49,720 $60,514 $71,917 $77,613 $48,536 $68,437 $87,763 $101,382

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $75,777
Business & Financial Operations $55,886
Computer & Mathematical $53,179
Architecture & Engineering $77,650
Life, Physical, & Social Science $54,035
Community & Social Service $40,018
Legal $39,708
Education, Training, & Library $43,763
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,632
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,900
Healthcare Support $26,771
Protective Service $45,197
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,941
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,636
Personal Care & Service $22,652
Sales & Related $28,708
Office & Administrative Support $32,689
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,389
Construction & Extraction $36,155
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,441
Production $37,322
Transportation & Material Moving $33,405