Living Wage Calculation for Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, 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 $13.97 $28.81 $35.49 $45.33 $23.21 $27.66 $31.36 $33.54 $11.43 $15.83 $19.67 $22.76
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 $6,561 $13,122 $19,684 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,561 $13,122 $19,684
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 $7,658 $9,620 $9,620 $12,926 $8,232 $9,620 $9,620 $12,926 $7,658 $9,620 $9,620 $12,926
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 $23,268 $47,375 $58,360 $74,539 $38,170 $45,486 $51,561 $55,148 $37,596 $52,047 $64,684 $74,831
Annual taxes $5,799 $12,555 $15,467 $19,755 $10,116 $12,055 $13,665 $14,615 $9,964 $13,794 $17,143 $19,832
Required annual income before taxes $29,067 $59,930 $73,827 $94,294 $48,286 $57,541 $65,226 $69,763 $47,560 $65,841 $81,826 $94,663

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $82,693
Business & Financial Operations $55,398
Computer & Mathematical $69,076
Architecture & Engineering $71,214
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,388
Community & Social Service $42,170
Legal $66,723
Education, Training, & Library $48,912
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,518
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,636
Healthcare Support $26,957
Protective Service $35,070
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,819
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,745
Personal Care & Service $23,643
Sales & Related $27,970
Office & Administrative Support $35,848
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,707
Construction & Extraction $38,835
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,699
Production $33,433
Transportation & Material Moving $29,147