Living Wage Calculation for San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, 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 $17.82 $38.27 $47.44 $63.30 $28.70 $35.25 $39.23 $45.19 $13.89 $20.72 $25.80 $31.88
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 $9,882 $19,763 $29,645 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,882 $19,763 $29,645
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 $13,836 $19,884 $19,884 $28,680 $15,300 $19,884 $19,884 $28,680 $13,836 $19,884 $19,884 $28,680
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 $29,679 $61,092 $75,737 $101,049 $45,824 $56,270 $62,622 $72,146 $44,360 $66,152 $82,385 $101,791
Annual taxes $7,397 $18,507 $22,943 $30,611 $13,881 $17,046 $18,970 $21,855 $13,438 $20,040 $24,957 $30,836
Required annual income before taxes $37,075 $79,598 $98,681 $131,660 $59,705 $73,316 $81,592 $94,001 $57,798 $86,192 $107,342 $132,627

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $92,494
Business & Financial Operations $65,189
Computer & Mathematical $74,918
Architecture & Engineering $95,972
Life, Physical, & Social Science $78,805
Community & Social Service $58,416
Legal $63,061
Education, Training, & Library $52,032
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $51,510
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $88,033
Healthcare Support $30,978
Protective Service $77,680
Food Preparation & Serving Related $26,517
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $31,817
Personal Care & Service $29,914
Sales & Related $31,776
Office & Administrative Support $40,697
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,062
Construction & Extraction $54,395
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,301
Production $36,615
Transportation & Material Moving $31,530