Living Wage Calculation for Tucson, 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 $15.46 $30.73 $38.21 $50.97 $24.46 $30.16 $35.75 $39.73 $11.90 $17.13 $21.98 $26.03
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 $12.80 $12.80 $12.80 $12.80 $12.80 $12.80 $12.80 $12.80 $12.80 $12.80 $12.80 $12.80

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 $6,997 $13,993 $20,990 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,997 $13,993 $20,990
Medical $2,607 $7,829 $7,616 $7,925 $5,910 $7,616 $7,925 $7,714 $5,910 $7,616 $7,925 $7,714
Housing $7,596 $11,508 $11,508 $16,464 $8,736 $11,508 $11,508 $16,464 $7,596 $11,508 $11,508 $16,464
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 $26,592 $52,337 $65,081 $86,810 $42,088 $51,360 $60,885 $67,665 $40,948 $58,357 $74,878 $88,655
Annual taxes $5,559 $11,582 $14,402 $19,211 $8,798 $11,366 $13,474 $14,974 $8,560 $12,914 $16,571 $19,619
Required annual income before taxes $32,151 $63,919 $79,484 $106,021 $50,886 $62,726 $74,359 $82,639 $49,508 $71,271 $91,449 $108,275

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $94,310
Business & Financial Operations $70,021
Computer & Mathematical $87,505
Architecture & Engineering $90,148
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,253
Community & Social Service $43,710
Legal $68,566
Education, Training, & Library $43,271
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,363
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $75,050
Healthcare Support $31,383
Protective Service $47,583
Food Preparation & Serving Related $28,098
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $30,570
Personal Care & Service $30,559
Sales & Related $31,875
Office & Administrative Support $38,263
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,956
Construction & Extraction $45,721
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,706
Production $39,858
Transportation & Material Moving $34,829