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 $16.06 $33.09 $41.53 $55.74 $25.09 $31.23 $36.55 $41.09 $12.00 $18.23 $23.50 $28.39
Poverty Wage $6.19 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $14.92 $4.19 $5.28 $6.37 $7.46
Minimum Wage $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50

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 $3,999 $5,893 $8,853 $11,742 $7,332 $9,124 $11,764 $14,321 $7,332 $9,124 $11,764 $14,321
Child Care $0 $9,360 $18,720 $28,081 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,360 $18,720 $28,081
Medical $2,714 $9,263 $9,050 $9,359 $5,896 $9,050 $9,359 $9,148 $5,896 $9,050 $9,359 $9,148
Housing $9,636 $14,604 $14,604 $20,904 $11,568 $14,604 $14,604 $20,904 $9,636 $14,604 $14,604 $20,904
Transportation $4,938 $8,762 $11,391 $13,456 $8,762 $11,391 $13,456 $14,613 $8,762 $11,391 $13,456 $14,613
Civic $2,581 $4,144 $5,120 $6,686 $4,144 $5,120 $6,686 $5,314 $4,144 $5,120 $6,686 $5,314
Other $4,748 $7,080 $6,477 $9,424 $7,080 $6,477 $9,424 $9,115 $7,080 $6,477 $9,424 $9,115
Required annual income after taxes $28,739 $59,230 $74,339 $99,774 $44,905 $55,890 $65,415 $73,539 $42,973 $65,250 $84,136 $101,620
Annual taxes $4,659 $9,602 $12,051 $16,175 $7,280 $9,061 $10,605 $11,922 $6,967 $10,578 $13,640 $16,474
Required annual income before taxes $33,398 $68,832 $86,390 $115,949 $52,185 $64,951 $76,020 $85,461 $49,940 $75,828 $97,775 $118,094

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $104,689
Business & Financial Operations $66,597
Computer & Mathematical $81,309
Architecture & Engineering $82,112
Life, Physical, & Social Science $66,939
Community & Social Service $58,690
Legal $100,569
Education, Training, & Library $48,054
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $47,797
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $84,198
Healthcare Support $33,042
Protective Service $60,262
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,225
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $32,678
Personal Care & Service $26,247
Sales & Related $32,999
Office & Administrative Support $41,334
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $34,903
Construction & Extraction $53,500
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $53,083
Production $39,644
Transportation & Material Moving $39,216