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 $17.52 $35.18 $44.56 $60.10 $26.97 $33.17 $39.13 $43.92 $13.46 $19.47 $25.35 $30.63
Poverty Wage $6.19 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $14.92 $4.19 $5.28 $6.37 $7.46
Minimum Wage $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00

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 $3,999 $5,893 $8,853 $11,742 $7,332 $9,124 $11,764 $14,321 $7,332 $9,124 $11,764 $14,321
Child Care $0 $9,229 $18,459 $27,688 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,229 $18,459 $27,688
Medical $2,288 $7,462 $7,249 $7,559 $5,764 $7,249 $7,559 $7,347 $5,764 $7,249 $7,559 $7,347
Housing $10,500 $13,464 $13,464 $19,272 $10,572 $13,464 $13,464 $19,272 $10,500 $13,464 $13,464 $19,272
Transportation $4,938 $8,762 $11,391 $13,456 $8,762 $11,391 $13,456 $14,613 $8,762 $11,391 $13,456 $14,613
Civic $2,581 $4,144 $5,120 $6,686 $4,144 $5,120 $6,686 $5,314 $4,144 $5,120 $6,686 $5,314
Other $4,748 $7,080 $6,477 $9,424 $7,080 $6,477 $9,424 $9,115 $7,080 $6,477 $9,424 $9,115
Required annual income after taxes $29,177 $56,158 $71,136 $95,949 $43,777 $52,949 $62,474 $70,106 $43,705 $62,178 $80,933 $97,794
Annual taxes $7,271 $17,012 $21,549 $29,066 $12,311 $16,040 $18,925 $21,237 $12,291 $18,836 $24,517 $29,625
Required annual income before taxes $36,448 $73,170 $92,686 $125,015 $56,089 $68,989 $81,400 $91,344 $55,996 $81,014 $105,450 $127,419

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $102,784
Business & Financial Operations $69,582
Computer & Mathematical $87,045
Architecture & Engineering $106,904
Life, Physical, & Social Science $75,382
Community & Social Service $65,313
Legal $88,735
Education, Training, & Library $59,011
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $55,736
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $112,329
Healthcare Support $32,881
Protective Service $44,277
Food Preparation & Serving Related $31,084
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $36,508
Personal Care & Service $31,661
Sales & Related $33,106
Office & Administrative Support $43,817
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,030
Construction & Extraction $57,716
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $59,128
Production $40,585
Transportation & Material Moving $36,851