Living Wage Calculation for Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

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 $17.62 $37.64 $46.71 $62.22 $29.03 $34.74 $38.72 $44.46 $13.78 $20.41 $25.43 $31.34
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 $9,701 $19,403 $29,104 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,701 $19,403 $29,104
Medical $2,545 $8,323 $8,011 $8,150 $6,143 $8,011 $8,150 $7,804 $6,143 $8,011 $8,150 $7,804
Housing $13,488 $19,068 $19,068 $27,504 $15,816 $19,068 $19,068 $27,504 $13,488 $19,068 $19,068 $27,504
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 $29,331 $60,095 $74,561 $99,332 $46,340 $55,454 $61,806 $70,970 $44,012 $65,155 $81,209 $100,074
Annual taxes $7,310 $18,205 $22,587 $30,091 $14,038 $16,799 $18,723 $21,499 $13,333 $19,738 $24,601 $30,316
Required annual income before taxes $36,640 $78,299 $97,148 $129,423 $60,377 $72,253 $80,529 $92,469 $57,344 $84,893 $105,809 $130,390

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $106,295
Business & Financial Operations $77,506
Computer & Mathematical $89,005
Architecture & Engineering $88,494
Life, Physical, & Social Science $87,900
Community & Social Service $46,078
Legal $95,031
Education, Training, & Library $53,014
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $47,531
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $106,346
Healthcare Support $30,078
Protective Service $91,113
Food Preparation & Serving Related $26,579
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $33,259
Personal Care & Service $29,341
Sales & Related $31,346
Office & Administrative Support $44,646
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,789
Construction & Extraction $63,470
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $57,311
Production $42,098
Transportation & Material Moving $34,865