Living Wage Calculation for San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, 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 $25.55 $51.91 $64.98 $87.30 $38.35 $46.21 $52.17 $60.04 $17.54 $27.84 $35.56 $44.23
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 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00

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 $3,999 $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 $15,121 $30,243 $45,364 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $15,121 $30,243 $45,364
Medical $2,288 $7,462 $7,249 $7,559 $5,764 $7,249 $7,559 $7,347 $5,764 $7,249 $7,559 $7,347
Housing $22,806 $34,277 $34,277 $45,009 $28,010 $34,277 $34,277 $45,009 $22,806 $34,277 $34,277 $45,009
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 $41,483 $82,863 $103,733 $139,362 $61,215 $73,762 $83,287 $95,843 $56,011 $88,884 $113,530 $141,207
Annual taxes $11,666 $25,102 $31,424 $42,217 $18,544 $22,345 $25,230 $29,034 $16,968 $26,926 $34,392 $42,776
Required annual income before taxes $53,149 $107,965 $135,157 $181,579 $79,759 $96,107 $108,518 $124,877 $72,979 $115,809 $147,922 $183,984

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $166,021
Business & Financial Operations $98,290
Computer & Mathematical $134,681
Architecture & Engineering $108,530
Life, Physical, & Social Science $110,328
Community & Social Service $64,703
Legal $146,858
Education, Training, & Library $65,270
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $78,249
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $128,314
Healthcare Support $38,178
Protective Service $55,362
Food Preparation & Serving Related $36,615
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $43,998
Personal Care & Service $39,119
Sales & Related $45,026
Office & Administrative Support $55,929
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $40,574
Construction & Extraction $76,419
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $67,464
Production $47,059
Transportation & Material Moving $43,688