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 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 $14.05 $27.17 $33.10 $42.80 $22.74 $27.02 $30.75 $33.85 $11.35 $15.07 $18.50 $21.62
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 $5,321 $10,641 $15,962 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,321 $10,641 $15,962
Medical $2,763 $7,627 $7,315 $7,455 $6,411 $7,315 $7,455 $7,108 $6,411 $7,315 $7,455 $7,108
Housing $7,848 $10,284 $10,284 $14,832 $7,896 $10,284 $10,284 $14,832 $7,848 $10,284 $10,284 $14,832
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 $23,909 $46,235 $56,320 $72,823 $38,688 $45,975 $52,326 $57,602 $38,640 $51,296 $62,967 $73,564
Annual taxes $5,316 $10,280 $12,522 $16,192 $8,602 $10,222 $11,634 $12,808 $8,591 $11,405 $14,000 $16,357
Required annual income before taxes $29,225 $56,515 $68,842 $89,014 $47,290 $56,197 $63,960 $70,410 $47,231 $62,701 $76,967 $89,921

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $92,381
Business & Financial Operations $75,685
Computer & Mathematical $92,872
Architecture & Engineering $98,867
Life, Physical, & Social Science $78,100
Community & Social Service $40,462
Legal $72,074
Education, Training, & Library $38,293
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $48,881
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $68,769
Healthcare Support $30,282
Protective Service $52,544
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,208
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,730
Personal Care & Service $25,842
Sales & Related $25,985
Office & Administrative Support $31,346
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,187
Construction & Extraction $39,735
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,068
Production $27,663
Transportation & Material Moving $29,771