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 $18.25 $36.46 $42.67 $55.07 $27.66 $34.37 $37.12 $44.84 $12.60 $19.69 $22.77 $28.35
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 $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 $3,592 $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 $8,448 $14,228 $20,007 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,448 $14,228 $20,007
Medical $2,211 $7,364 $7,076 $7,196 $5,455 $7,076 $7,196 $7,097 $5,455 $7,076 $7,196 $7,097
Housing $20,130 $30,609 $30,609 $41,095 $24,646 $30,609 $30,609 $41,095 $20,130 $30,609 $30,609 $41,095
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 $32,762 $64,267 $74,747 $95,861 $49,227 $60,751 $65,379 $78,605 $44,711 $69,199 $79,607 $98,612
Annual taxes $5,198 $11,567 $14,004 $18,680 $8,316 $10,745 $11,826 $14,668 $7,686 $12,714 $15,134 $19,320
Required annual income before taxes $37,960 $75,834 $88,750 $114,541 $57,543 $71,496 $77,205 $93,273 $52,397 $81,913 $94,741 $117,932

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $145,174
Business & Financial Operations $87,296
Computer & Mathematical $118,786
Architecture & Engineering $100,520
Life, Physical, & Social Science $91,626
Community & Social Service $57,980
Legal $124,296
Education, Training, & Library $57,340
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $64,964
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $106,761
Healthcare Support $42,255
Protective Service $49,533
Food Preparation & Serving Related $30,007
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $35,485
Personal Care & Service $28,492
Sales & Related $38,271
Office & Administrative Support $47,023
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,249
Construction & Extraction $64,821
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $59,048
Production $38,779
Transportation & Material Moving $39,450