Living Wage Calculation for Visalia-Porterville, 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 $14.28 $31.83 $39.94 $52.02 $24.08 $29.87 $33.84 $37.09 $12.02 $17.50 $22.05 $26.24
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 $8,192 $16,385 $24,577 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,192 $16,385 $24,577
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 $8,520 $11,292 $11,292 $15,744 $8,568 $11,292 $11,292 $15,744 $8,520 $11,292 $11,292 $15,744
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 $24,363 $50,810 $63,767 $83,045 $39,092 $47,678 $54,030 $59,210 $39,044 $55,870 $70,415 $83,787
Annual taxes $5,330 $15,392 $19,317 $25,157 $10,994 $14,443 $16,367 $17,937 $10,980 $16,925 $21,331 $25,382
Required annual income before taxes $29,693 $66,202 $83,085 $108,202 $50,085 $62,121 $70,397 $77,147 $50,024 $72,795 $91,745 $109,169

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $95,727
Business & Financial Operations $63,869
Computer & Mathematical $83,839
Architecture & Engineering $79,429
Life, Physical, & Social Science $66,744
Community & Social Service $44,370
Legal $56,953
Education, Training, & Library $50,661
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $45,546
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $78,048
Healthcare Support $27,919
Protective Service $44,472
Food Preparation & Serving Related $26,333
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,431
Personal Care & Service $27,837
Sales & Related $29,361
Office & Administrative Support $38,139
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,709
Construction & Extraction $46,856
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,561
Production $33,576
Transportation & Material Moving $31,111