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 $13.80 $28.52 $35.14 $45.83 $23.18 $27.67 $31.40 $34.79 $11.23 $15.75 $19.52 $23.13
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 $6,509 $13,017 $19,526 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,509 $13,017 $19,526
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 $7,416 $11,388 $11,388 $16,428 $8,652 $11,388 $11,388 $16,428 $7,416 $11,388 $11,388 $16,428
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 $23,477 $48,527 $59,800 $77,983 $39,444 $47,079 $53,430 $59,198 $38,208 $53,588 $66,447 $78,724
Annual taxes $5,220 $10,790 $13,296 $17,339 $8,770 $10,468 $11,880 $13,162 $8,495 $11,915 $14,774 $17,504
Required annual income before taxes $28,697 $59,317 $73,096 $95,322 $48,214 $57,546 $65,310 $72,361 $46,703 $65,502 $81,221 $96,228

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,985
Business & Financial Operations $65,056
Computer & Mathematical $83,031
Architecture & Engineering $83,491
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,373
Community & Social Service $39,531
Legal $61,086
Education, Training, & Library $41,106
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,889
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $72,176
Healthcare Support $27,223
Protective Service $42,426
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,607
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,558
Personal Care & Service $27,295
Sales & Related $27,152
Office & Administrative Support $34,896
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,384
Construction & Extraction $41,208
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,620
Production $36,155
Transportation & Material Moving $29,546