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 $13.68 $29.18 $35.39 $46.27 $21.95 $27.09 $29.84 $36.04 $10.31 $16.05 $19.13 $23.95
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 $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 $3,592 $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 $8,448 $14,228 $20,007 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,448 $14,228 $20,007
Medical $2,211 $7,364 $7,076 $7,196 $5,455 $7,076 $7,196 $7,097 $5,455 $7,076 $7,196 $7,097
Housing $11,796 $17,316 $17,316 $25,032 $14,208 $17,316 $17,316 $25,032 $11,796 $17,316 $17,316 $25,032
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 $24,428 $50,974 $61,454 $79,797 $38,789 $47,458 $52,086 $62,542 $36,377 $55,906 $66,314 $82,549
Annual taxes $4,035 $9,713 $12,149 $16,439 $6,860 $8,891 $9,971 $12,427 $6,523 $10,860 $13,279 $17,079
Required annual income before taxes $28,463 $60,687 $73,603 $96,237 $45,648 $56,349 $62,057 $74,969 $42,900 $66,766 $79,593 $99,628

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $104,657
Business & Financial Operations $74,519
Computer & Mathematical $86,137
Architecture & Engineering $87,326
Life, Physical, & Social Science $100,378
Community & Social Service $48,486
Legal $84,307
Education, Training, & Library $51,017
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $48,314
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $91,809
Healthcare Support $40,446
Protective Service $89,552
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,870
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,244
Personal Care & Service $25,727
Sales & Related $29,620
Office & Administrative Support $40,314
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,411
Construction & Extraction $57,909
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $54,778
Production $43,404
Transportation & Material Moving $34,022