Living Wage Calculation for Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual in a household must earn to support themsleves and/or their family, working full-time, or 2080 hours per year. The tables below provide living wage estimates for individuals and households with one or two working adults and zero to three children. In households with two working adults, all hourly values reflect what one working adult requires to earn to meet their families’ basic needs, assuming the other adult also earns the same.

The poverty wage and state minimum wage are for reference purposes. Poverty wage estimates come from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Poverty Guidelines for 2024 and have been converted from an annual value to an hourly wage for ease of comparison. The state minimum wage data is sourced from the Labor Law Center and includes the minimum wage in a given state as of January of that year.

For further detail, please reference the Methodology page. The data on this page was last updated on February 14, 2024.

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 $19.58 $33.86 $41.64 $55.30 $28.31 $33.51 $38.16 $40.86 $14.16 $19.14 $23.61 $27.27
Poverty Wage $7.24 $9.83 $12.41 $15.00 $9.83 $12.41 $15.00 $17.59 $4.91 $6.21 $7.50 $8.79
Minimum Wage $14.35 $14.35 $14.35 $14.35 $14.35 $14.35 $14.35 $14.35 $14.35 $14.35 $14.35 $14.35

Typical Expenses

The table below shows the costs of each basic need that go into estimating the living wage. Like with the living wage, their values vary by location and family size.

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 $3,819 $5,630 $8,444 $11,224 $7,002 $8,715 $11,225 $13,686 $7,002 $8,715 $11,225 $13,686
Child Care $0 $8,593 $16,391 $24,189 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,593 $16,391 $24,189
Medical $2,653 $8,509 $8,397 $8,860 $6,264 $8,397 $8,860 $8,455 $6,264 $8,397 $8,860 $8,455
Housing $9,288 $12,870 $12,870 $18,141 $11,013 $12,870 $12,870 $18,141 $11,013 $12,870 $12,870 $18,141
Transportation $9,829 $11,375 $14,328 $16,487 $11,375 $14,328 $16,487 $16,468 $11,375 $14,328 $16,487 $16,468
Civic $3,032 $5,335 $6,715 $7,776 $5,335 $6,715 $7,776 $7,269 $5,335 $6,715 $7,776 $7,269
Internet & Mobile $1,779 $1,779 $1,779 $1,779 $2,373 $2,373 $2,373 $2,373 $2,373 $2,373 $2,373 $2,373
Other $4,739 $8,459 $8,994 $12,431 $8,459 $8,994 $12,431 $11,950 $8,459 $8,994 $12,431 $11,950
Required annual income after taxes $35,138 $62,549 $77,918 $100,887 $51,820 $62,393 $72,022 $78,342 $51,820 $70,987 $88,413 $102,531
Annual taxes $5,588 $7,873 $8,703 $14,137 $7,072 $7,313 $7,344 $6,639 $7,072 $8,624 $9,790 $10,919
Required annual income before taxes $40,726 $70,423 $86,621 $115,024 $58,892 $69,706 $79,366 $84,981 $58,892 $79,611 $98,203 $113,451

Typical Annual Salaries

The average annual salaries for various occupations in the table below comes from the latest state-level data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates. When available, this data is specific to a given metro area.

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $97,660
Business & Financial Operations $78,480
Computer & Mathematical $92,850
Architecture & Engineering $90,270
Life, Physical, & Social Science $76,270
Community & Social Service $45,420
Legal $77,370
Education, Training, & Library $50,060
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $59,770
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $77,520
Healthcare Support $35,170
Protective Service $62,820
Food Preparation & Serving Related $34,210
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $32,460
Personal Care & Service $34,820
Sales & Related $37,440
Office & Administrative Support $39,850
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,910
Construction & Extraction $46,900
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,990
Production $44,810
Transportation & Material Moving $39,690