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 $18.73 $36.77 $42.56 $55.22 $27.97 $34.41 $37.22 $44.61 $12.72 $19.66 $22.76 $28.13
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
Minimum Wage $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00

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 $3,573 $5,267 $7,929 $10,517 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820
Child Care $0 $8,311 $13,997 $19,683 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,311 $13,997 $19,683
Medical $2,121 $6,965 $6,622 $6,704 $5,271 $6,622 $6,704 $6,423 $5,271 $6,622 $6,704 $6,423
Housing $20,794 $31,815 $31,815 $42,783 $25,404 $31,815 $31,815 $42,783 $20,794 $31,815 $31,815 $42,783
Transportation $4,206 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307
Other $2,976 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121
Required annual income after taxes $33,671 $64,972 $74,749 $96,368 $49,840 $60,977 $65,729 $78,455 $45,230 $69,288 $79,726 $98,138
Annual taxes $5,298 $11,505 $13,778 $18,490 $8,331 $10,599 $11,681 $14,325 $7,688 $12,508 $14,935 $18,902
Required annual income before taxes $38,968 $76,476 $88,527 $114,859 $58,172 $71,576 $77,410 $92,780 $52,918 $81,795 $94,661 $117,039

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $152,322
Business & Financial Operations $91,412
Computer & Mathematical $123,497
Architecture & Engineering $105,248
Life, Physical, & Social Science $91,134
Community & Social Service $55,715
Legal $144,709
Education, Training, & Library $58,915
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $72,617
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $115,730
Healthcare Support $47,362
Protective Service $41,622
Food Preparation & Serving Related $30,656
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $35,542
Personal Care & Service $27,642
Sales & Related $40,603
Office & Administrative Support $49,471
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,623
Construction & Extraction $63,297
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $61,291
Production $38,824
Transportation & Material Moving $40,254