Living Wage Calculation for Yuba City, 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 $15.55 $33.17 $41.53 $54.68 $25.04 $30.96 $34.94 $39.01 $12.50 $18.17 $22.85 $27.57
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 $8,585 $17,171 $25,757 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,585 $17,171 $25,757
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 $10,056 $13,044 $13,044 $18,816 $10,128 $13,044 $13,044 $18,816 $10,056 $13,044 $13,044 $18,816
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 $25,899 $52,955 $66,306 $87,297 $40,652 $49,430 $55,782 $62,282 $40,580 $58,016 $72,953 $88,039
Annual taxes $6,454 $16,042 $20,086 $26,445 $11,432 $14,974 $16,898 $18,867 $11,412 $17,575 $22,100 $26,670
Required annual income before taxes $32,353 $68,997 $86,392 $113,742 $52,084 $64,404 $72,680 $81,149 $51,992 $75,590 $95,053 $114,708

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $95,174
Business & Financial Operations $66,365
Computer & Mathematical $79,409
Architecture & Engineering $96,555
Life, Physical, & Social Science $76,473
Community & Social Service $58,539
Legal $73,711
Education, Training, & Library $64,288
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $48,574
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $104,218
Healthcare Support $29,597
Protective Service $35,357
Food Preparation & Serving Related $26,569
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $32,461
Personal Care & Service $27,418
Sales & Related $29,505
Office & Administrative Support $40,052
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,873
Construction & Extraction $55,071
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,659
Production $33,863
Transportation & Material Moving $33,177