Living Wage Calculation for Reno, NV

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 $13.57 $28.95 $36.48 $48.23 $22.91 $26.92 $30.47 $34.05 $10.96 $15.89 $20.10 $24.32
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 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00

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 $3,792 $5,574 $8,343 $11,093 $6,952 $8,639 $11,106 $13,540 $6,952 $8,639 $11,106 $13,540
Child Care $0 $8,708 $17,414 $26,122 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,708 $17,414 $26,122
Medical $2,614 $7,262 $6,950 $7,089 $6,478 $6,950 $7,089 $6,743 $6,478 $6,950 $7,089 $6,743
Housing $8,376 $12,852 $12,852 $18,540 $10,152 $12,852 $12,852 $18,540 $8,376 $12,852 $12,852 $18,540
Transportation $4,900 $8,987 $11,186 $13,317 $8,987 $11,186 $13,317 $12,085 $8,987 $11,186 $13,317 $12,085
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 $2,794 $4,553 $4,996 $6,037 $4,553 $4,996 $6,037 $6,055 $4,553 $4,996 $6,037 $6,055
Required annual income after taxes $24,287 $51,824 $65,296 $86,325 $41,011 $48,177 $54,529 $60,945 $39,235 $56,885 $71,943 $87,067
Annual taxes $3,937 $8,402 $10,585 $13,995 $6,649 $7,810 $8,840 $9,880 $6,361 $9,222 $11,663 $14,115
Required annual income before taxes $28,225 $60,226 $75,881 $100,320 $47,660 $55,988 $63,369 $70,825 $45,596 $66,107 $83,606 $101,182

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $100,648
Business & Financial Operations $63,562
Computer & Mathematical $71,808
Architecture & Engineering $78,959
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,165
Community & Social Service $53,465
Legal $99,491
Education, Training, & Library $44,687
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,490
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $78,754
Healthcare Support $30,538
Protective Service $49,577
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,689
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,024
Personal Care & Service $23,898
Sales & Related $29,617
Office & Administrative Support $38,088
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $36,103
Construction & Extraction $49,495
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,628
Production $35,909
Transportation & Material Moving $34,835