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 $11.38 $25.78 $31.02 $39.37 $18.64 $23.82 $26.35 $30.89 $8.84 $14.24 $16.84 $20.44
Poverty Wage $6.00 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $14.50 $4.06 $5.13 $6.19 $7.25
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 $3,592 $5,306 $7,976 $10,578 $6,586 $8,208 $10,589 $12,893 $6,586 $8,208 $10,589 $12,893
Child Care $0 $8,516 $13,372 $18,227 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,516 $13,372 $18,227
Medical $2,366 $8,254 $7,966 $8,087 $5,171 $7,966 $8,087 $7,988 $5,171 $7,966 $8,087 $7,988
Housing $7,992 $12,444 $12,444 $17,988 $9,732 $12,444 $12,444 $17,988 $7,992 $12,444 $12,444 $17,988
Transportation $4,094 $7,982 $10,126 $11,032 $7,982 $10,126 $11,032 $11,564 $7,982 $10,126 $11,032 $11,564
Other $2,734 $4,558 $4,732 $5,953 $4,558 $4,732 $5,953 $5,955 $4,558 $4,732 $5,953 $5,955
Required annual income after taxes $20,779 $47,060 $56,616 $71,864 $34,029 $43,477 $48,104 $56,388 $32,289 $51,993 $61,476 $74,615
Annual taxes $2,899 $6,565 $7,898 $10,025 $4,747 $6,065 $6,711 $7,866 $4,504 $7,253 $8,576 $10,409
Required annual income before taxes $23,678 $53,625 $64,514 $81,889 $38,776 $49,542 $54,815 $64,255 $36,793 $59,246 $70,052 $85,024

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $98,965
Business & Financial Operations $62,992
Computer & Mathematical $71,001
Architecture & Engineering $76,094
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,061
Community & Social Service $53,681
Legal $97,887
Education, Training, & Library $54,656
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,365
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $75,901
Healthcare Support $35,140
Protective Service $43,902
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,868
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,656
Personal Care & Service $22,912
Sales & Related $27,598
Office & Administrative Support $36,461
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,606
Construction & Extraction $48,923
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,545
Production $33,930
Transportation & Material Moving $33,056