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 $11.20 $24.77 $29.63 $37.89 $18.27 $22.55 $25.15 $29.03 $8.69 $13.57 $16.18 $19.43
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 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25

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 $3,573 $5,267 $7,929 $10,517 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820
Child Care $0 $8,378 $13,155 $17,932 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,378 $13,155 $17,932
Medical $2,213 $7,233 $6,889 $6,972 $5,099 $6,889 $6,972 $6,691 $5,099 $6,889 $6,972 $6,691
Housing $7,476 $11,724 $11,724 $17,052 $9,084 $11,724 $11,724 $17,052 $7,476 $11,724 $11,724 $17,052
Transportation $4,206 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307
Other $2,976 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121
Required annual income after taxes $20,444 $45,216 $54,084 $69,154 $33,348 $41,153 $45,906 $52,992 $31,740 $49,531 $59,061 $70,924
Annual taxes $2,852 $6,308 $7,545 $9,647 $4,652 $5,741 $6,404 $7,392 $4,428 $6,910 $8,239 $9,894
Required annual income before taxes $23,296 $51,523 $61,629 $78,801 $38,000 $46,894 $52,310 $60,384 $36,168 $56,441 $67,300 $80,817

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $96,401
Business & Financial Operations $62,875
Computer & Mathematical $69,860
Architecture & Engineering $74,314
Life, Physical, & Social Science $54,470
Community & Social Service $53,041
Legal $105,176
Education, Training, & Library $53,730
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,875
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $76,238
Healthcare Support $34,585
Protective Service $38,093
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,338
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,360
Personal Care & Service $22,632
Sales & Related $26,315
Office & Administrative Support $35,933
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,864
Construction & Extraction $47,897
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,060
Production $31,479
Transportation & Material Moving $32,014