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 $11.03 $22.32 $26.26 $32.62 $18.14 $21.74 $24.34 $27.05 $8.77 $12.31 $14.48 $16.72
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 $6,986 $9,684 $9,684 $12,988 $8,079 $9,684 $9,684 $12,988 $6,986 $9,684 $9,684 $12,988
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 $19,639 $39,237 $46,012 $56,961 $32,019 $38,232 $42,695 $47,380 $30,925 $43,196 $50,663 $58,352
Annual taxes $3,311 $7,198 $8,618 $10,893 $5,717 $6,988 $7,923 $8,885 $5,565 $8,028 $9,592 $11,184
Required annual income before taxes $22,950 $46,435 $54,630 $67,853 $37,736 $45,220 $50,618 $56,265 $36,490 $51,224 $60,255 $69,536

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $78,028
Business & Financial Operations $54,964
Computer & Mathematical $69,233
Architecture & Engineering $69,284
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,329
Community & Social Service $39,431
Legal $63,173
Education, Training, & Library $48,864
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,027
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,454
Healthcare Support $25,697
Protective Service $35,532
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,183
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,200
Personal Care & Service $20,636
Sales & Related $25,101
Office & Administrative Support $32,435
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,099
Construction & Extraction $36,550
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,667
Production $34,801
Transportation & Material Moving $29,277