Living Wage Calculation for Yuma, AZ

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 $15.68 $29.34 $35.65 $47.10 $24.30 $29.93 $35.52 $39.37 $12.01 $16.43 $20.70 $24.09
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 $12.80 $12.80 $12.80 $12.80 $12.80 $12.80 $12.80 $12.80 $12.80 $12.80 $12.80 $12.80

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 $5,005 $10,010 $15,014 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,005 $10,010 $15,014
Medical $2,607 $7,829 $7,616 $7,925 $5,910 $7,616 $7,925 $7,714 $5,910 $7,616 $7,925 $7,714
Housing $7,980 $11,124 $11,124 $15,852 $8,460 $11,124 $11,124 $15,852 $7,980 $11,124 $11,124 $15,852
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 $26,976 $49,961 $60,714 $80,222 $41,812 $50,976 $60,501 $67,053 $41,332 $55,981 $70,511 $82,067
Annual taxes $5,639 $11,056 $13,436 $17,753 $8,740 $11,281 $13,389 $14,839 $8,640 $12,389 $15,604 $18,161
Required annual income before taxes $32,616 $61,017 $74,150 $97,975 $50,552 $62,257 $73,890 $81,892 $49,972 $68,370 $86,115 $100,229

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $83,300
Business & Financial Operations $67,934
Computer & Mathematical $73,391
Architecture & Engineering $76,880
Life, Physical, & Social Science $67,025
Community & Social Service $44,148
Legal $70,278
Education, Training, & Library $40,318
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,549
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $81,769
Healthcare Support $31,030
Protective Service $47,808
Food Preparation & Serving Related $28,023
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,543
Personal Care & Service $27,467
Sales & Related $29,511
Office & Administrative Support $33,641
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,121
Construction & Extraction $38,670
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,932
Production $37,354
Transportation & Material Moving $33,010