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 $11.46 $23.39 $29.07 $37.68 $17.80 $21.92 $24.62 $28.05 $8.89 $12.92 $15.95 $19.34
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 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50

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 $6,904 $12,809 $18,714 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,904 $12,809 $18,714
Medical $2,262 $7,455 $7,112 $7,194 $5,156 $7,112 $7,194 $6,913 $5,156 $7,112 $7,194 $6,913
Housing $7,404 $9,348 $9,348 $13,596 $7,452 $9,348 $9,348 $13,596 $7,404 $9,348 $9,348 $13,596
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 $20,421 $41,588 $51,584 $66,702 $31,773 $39,000 $43,752 $49,758 $31,725 $45,904 $56,561 $68,472
Annual taxes $3,420 $7,066 $8,885 $11,672 $5,261 $6,596 $7,460 $8,589 $5,254 $7,851 $9,790 $11,993
Required annual income before taxes $23,841 $48,654 $60,469 $78,374 $37,034 $45,595 $51,212 $58,347 $36,979 $53,755 $66,351 $80,465

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,181
Business & Financial Operations $79,602
Computer & Mathematical $89,478
Architecture & Engineering $94,652
Life, Physical, & Social Science $74,613
Community & Social Service $39,503
Legal $58,318
Education, Training, & Library $37,805
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $48,380
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,060
Healthcare Support $29,987
Protective Service $53,925
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,447
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,702
Personal Care & Service $23,650
Sales & Related $24,730
Office & Administrative Support $31,510
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,206
Construction & Extraction $39,276
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,864
Production $34,894
Transportation & Material Moving $27,549