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 $10.99 $23.88 $29.56 $38.40 $17.94 $22.41 $25.11 $28.77 $8.65 $13.17 $16.20 $19.70
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 $6,540 $10,248 $10,248 $14,904 $7,704 $10,248 $10,248 $14,904 $6,540 $10,248 $10,248 $14,904
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 $19,557 $42,488 $52,484 $68,010 $32,025 $39,900 $44,652 $51,066 $30,861 $46,804 $57,461 $69,780
Annual taxes $3,299 $7,192 $9,010 $11,854 $5,296 $6,721 $7,586 $8,772 $5,134 $7,977 $9,916 $12,176
Required annual income before taxes $22,856 $49,680 $61,494 $79,864 $37,321 $46,621 $52,238 $59,837 $35,995 $54,781 $67,377 $81,956

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $81,721
Business & Financial Operations $60,705
Computer & Mathematical $78,923
Architecture & Engineering $93,181
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,969
Community & Social Service $38,762
Legal $62,875
Education, Training, & Library $40,758
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,367
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $68,245
Healthcare Support $29,576
Protective Service $43,329
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,829
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,699
Personal Care & Service $23,146
Sales & Related $24,895
Office & Administrative Support $31,911
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,866
Construction & Extraction $38,412
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,939
Production $35,717
Transportation & Material Moving $28,382