Living Wage Calculation for Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

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 $16.42 $35.93 $45.04 $59.82 $27.17 $32.97 $36.95 $41.91 $13.16 $19.55 $24.60 $30.14
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 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00

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 $9,779 $19,559 $29,338 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,779 $19,559 $29,338
Medical $2,545 $8,323 $8,011 $8,150 $6,143 $8,011 $8,150 $7,804 $6,143 $8,011 $8,150 $7,804
Housing $11,489 $16,250 $16,250 $23,441 $12,857 $16,250 $16,250 $23,441 $11,489 $16,250 $16,250 $23,441
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 $27,332 $57,355 $71,899 $95,504 $43,381 $52,636 $58,988 $66,907 $42,013 $62,415 $78,547 $96,245
Annual taxes $6,812 $17,375 $21,781 $28,931 $13,141 $15,945 $17,869 $20,268 $12,727 $18,908 $23,794 $29,156
Required annual income before taxes $34,144 $74,730 $93,680 $124,435 $56,522 $68,581 $76,857 $87,175 $54,740 $81,323 $102,341 $125,401

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $111,686
Business & Financial Operations $74,744
Computer & Mathematical $95,931
Architecture & Engineering $100,351
Life, Physical, & Social Science $77,189
Community & Social Service $54,559
Legal $113,098
Education, Training, & Library $56,053
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $52,298
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $106,029
Healthcare Support $29,597
Protective Service $46,426
Food Preparation & Serving Related $26,436
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $32,932
Personal Care & Service $28,819
Sales & Related $31,786
Office & Administrative Support $42,211
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,875
Construction & Extraction $55,245
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $52,697
Production $37,392
Transportation & Material Moving $33,034