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 $11.21 $24.45 $30.53 $39.45 $18.58 $23.26 $25.89 $30.21 $8.95 $13.63 $16.65 $20.51
Poverty Wage $6.00 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $14.50 $4.06 $5.13 $6.19 $7.25
Minimum Wage $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00

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 $3,592 $5,306 $7,976 $10,578 $6,586 $8,208 $10,589 $12,893 $6,586 $8,208 $10,589 $12,893
Child Care $0 $7,017 $13,020 $19,022 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,017 $13,020 $19,022
Medical $2,569 $7,781 $7,492 $7,613 $5,820 $7,492 $7,613 $7,514 $5,820 $7,492 $7,613 $7,514
Housing $6,960 $10,836 $10,836 $15,672 $8,196 $10,836 $10,836 $15,672 $6,960 $10,836 $10,836 $15,672
Transportation $4,094 $7,982 $10,126 $11,032 $7,982 $10,126 $11,032 $11,564 $7,982 $10,126 $11,032 $11,564
Other $2,734 $4,558 $4,732 $5,953 $4,558 $4,732 $5,953 $5,955 $4,558 $4,732 $5,953 $5,955
Required annual income after taxes $19,950 $43,479 $54,182 $69,869 $33,142 $41,395 $46,022 $53,599 $31,906 $48,412 $59,042 $72,621
Annual taxes $3,371 $7,375 $9,322 $12,195 $5,502 $6,996 $7,838 $9,236 $5,330 $8,272 $10,206 $12,696
Required annual income before taxes $23,320 $50,855 $63,504 $82,065 $38,644 $48,391 $53,860 $62,835 $37,235 $56,684 $69,248 $85,317

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,907
Business & Financial Operations $61,396
Computer & Mathematical $79,093
Architecture & Engineering $92,653
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,689
Community & Social Service $38,809
Legal $58,834
Education, Training, & Library $39,501
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,906
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $70,514
Healthcare Support $29,854
Protective Service $42,204
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,121
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,321
Personal Care & Service $24,263
Sales & Related $25,504
Office & Administrative Support $32,477
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,853
Construction & Extraction $38,718
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,286
Production $36,349
Transportation & Material Moving $29,681