Living Wage Calculation for Pine Bluff, 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 $10.36 $21.56 $25.50 $31.20 $17.25 $20.98 $23.57 $25.63 $8.43 $11.93 $14.10 $16.00
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 $5,748 $8,292 $8,292 $10,392 $6,444 $8,292 $8,292 $10,392 $5,748 $8,292 $8,292 $10,392
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 $18,401 $37,845 $44,620 $54,365 $30,384 $36,840 $41,303 $44,784 $29,688 $41,804 $49,271 $55,756
Annual taxes $3,138 $7,004 $8,424 $10,531 $5,489 $6,794 $7,729 $8,523 $5,392 $7,834 $9,398 $10,822
Required annual income before taxes $21,539 $44,849 $53,044 $64,895 $35,873 $43,634 $49,031 $53,307 $35,080 $49,638 $58,669 $66,578

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $73,234
Business & Financial Operations $51,312
Computer & Mathematical $54,697
Architecture & Engineering $79,180
Life, Physical, & Social Science $79,993
Community & Social Service $38,289
Legal $42,301
Education, Training, & Library $44,399
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,072
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $52,907
Healthcare Support $23,064
Protective Service $36,530
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,628
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,862
Personal Care & Service $20,523
Sales & Related $21,819
Office & Administrative Support $28,753
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,027
Construction & Extraction $39,955
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,227
Production $33,752
Transportation & Material Moving $26,304