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 $11.79 $25.77 $31.98 $41.04 $18.76 $23.69 $26.43 $30.82 $9.37 $14.35 $17.43 $21.34
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 $8,340 $11,100 $11,100 $15,492 $8,388 $11,100 $11,100 $15,492 $8,340 $11,100 $11,100 $15,492
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 $20,972 $44,758 $55,238 $70,257 $32,969 $41,242 $45,870 $53,002 $32,921 $49,690 $60,098 $73,009
Annual taxes $3,553 $8,846 $11,282 $15,108 $6,048 $8,023 $9,104 $11,096 $6,041 $9,993 $12,412 $15,748
Required annual income before taxes $24,525 $53,603 $66,520 $85,366 $39,016 $49,266 $54,974 $64,098 $38,962 $59,683 $72,510 $88,757

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,542
Business & Financial Operations $63,622
Computer & Mathematical $80,526
Architecture & Engineering $70,544
Life, Physical, & Social Science $54,321
Community & Social Service $41,615
Legal $55,998
Education, Training, & Library $49,747
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,517
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $77,019
Healthcare Support $30,169
Protective Service $45,254
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,914
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,992
Personal Care & Service $24,721
Sales & Related $26,510
Office & Administrative Support $35,282
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,558
Construction & Extraction $42,723
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,737
Production $32,995
Transportation & Material Moving $29,864