Living Wage Calculation for Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

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 $11.05 $23.61 $29.70 $38.22 $18.13 $22.43 $25.06 $28.98 $8.87 $13.21 $16.23 $19.89
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 $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 $3,592 $5,306 $7,976 $10,578 $6,586 $8,208 $10,589 $12,893 $6,586 $8,208 $10,589 $12,893
Child Care $0 $7,017 $13,020 $19,022 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,017 $13,020 $19,022
Medical $2,569 $7,781 $7,492 $7,613 $5,820 $7,492 $7,613 $7,514 $5,820 $7,492 $7,613 $7,514
Housing $6,672 $9,312 $9,312 $13,428 $7,380 $9,312 $9,312 $13,428 $6,672 $9,312 $9,312 $13,428
Transportation $4,094 $7,982 $10,126 $11,032 $7,982 $10,126 $11,032 $11,564 $7,982 $10,126 $11,032 $11,564
Other $2,734 $4,558 $4,732 $5,953 $4,558 $4,732 $5,953 $5,955 $4,558 $4,732 $5,953 $5,955
Required annual income after taxes $19,662 $41,955 $52,658 $67,625 $32,326 $39,871 $44,498 $51,355 $31,618 $46,888 $57,518 $70,377
Annual taxes $3,330 $7,162 $9,109 $11,882 $5,388 $6,783 $7,625 $8,923 $5,290 $8,060 $9,993 $12,383
Required annual income before taxes $22,992 $49,118 $61,768 $79,508 $37,714 $46,654 $52,124 $60,278 $36,907 $54,948 $67,512 $82,760

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $73,919
Business & Financial Operations $50,895
Computer & Mathematical $51,536
Architecture & Engineering $0
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,568
Community & Social Service $40,222
Legal $61,792
Education, Training, & Library $36,045
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $32,172
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,197
Healthcare Support $30,535
Protective Service $42,265
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,328
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,711
Personal Care & Service $24,446
Sales & Related $25,168
Office & Administrative Support $30,474
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,036
Construction & Extraction $39,409
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,236
Production $34,245
Transportation & Material Moving $31,104