Living Wage Calculation for Santa Rosa, 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 $20.87 $43.35 $54.34 $74.08 $32.22 $39.74 $45.70 $53.08 $15.44 $23.56 $30.24 $37.62
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 $11,791 $23,581 $35,372 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,791 $23,581 $35,372
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 $16,080 $23,952 $23,952 $33,900 $18,228 $23,952 $23,952 $33,900 $16,080 $23,952 $23,952 $33,900
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 $34,757 $69,208 $86,746 $118,261 $51,433 $63,437 $72,962 $84,734 $49,285 $75,228 $96,543 $120,106
Annual taxes $8,662 $20,965 $26,278 $35,825 $15,581 $19,217 $22,103 $25,669 $14,930 $22,789 $29,246 $36,384
Required annual income before taxes $43,419 $90,173 $113,024 $154,086 $67,014 $82,654 $95,065 $110,403 $64,215 $98,017 $125,789 $156,490

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $120,942
Business & Financial Operations $79,148
Computer & Mathematical $93,347
Architecture & Engineering $103,662
Life, Physical, & Social Science $90,383
Community & Social Service $53,982
Legal $116,074
Education, Training, & Library $60,594
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $66,886
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $106,283
Healthcare Support $37,825
Protective Service $52,655
Food Preparation & Serving Related $32,924
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $39,280
Personal Care & Service $35,192
Sales & Related $41,441
Office & Administrative Support $49,338
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $38,616
Construction & Extraction $67,688
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $59,556
Production $41,259
Transportation & Material Moving $39,922