Living Wage Calculation for Jefferson County, Kentucky

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual must earn to support their family, if they are the sole provider and are working full-time (2080 hours per year). All values are per adult in a family unless otherwise noted. The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. The poverty rate is typically quoted as 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.

Hourly Wages 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $9.85 $19.47 $24.34 $31.17 $16.48 $19.60 $21.69 $24.76 $7.97 $10.80 $13.27 $16.22
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $4.00 $5.00 $6.00
Minimum Wage $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

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.

Annual Expenses 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $2,958 $4,362 $6,554 $8,701 $5,423 $6,752 $8,707 $10,608 $5,423 $6,752 $8,707 $10,608
Child Care $0 $3,630 $8,794 $13,958 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,630 $8,794 $13,958
Medical $2,246 $5,728 $5,557 $5,417 $4,519 $5,557 $5,417 $5,642 $4,519 $5,557 $5,417 $5,642
Housing $5,820 $8,460 $8,460 $11,712 $6,804 $8,460 $8,460 $11,712 $5,820 $8,460 $8,460 $11,712
Transportation $4,497 $8,890 $10,160 $11,359 $8,890 $10,160 $11,359 $11,657 $8,890 $10,160 $11,359 $11,657
Other $2,374 $4,295 $4,677 $5,459 $4,295 $4,677 $5,459 $5,349 $4,295 $4,677 $5,459 $5,349
Required annual income after taxes $17,895 $35,365 $44,202 $56,607 $29,930 $35,605 $39,402 $44,967 $28,946 $39,235 $48,196 $58,926
Annual taxes $2,598 $5,135 $6,418 $8,219 $4,346 $5,170 $5,721 $6,529 $4,203 $5,697 $6,998 $8,556
Required annual income before taxes $20,493 $40,500 $50,620 $64,826 $34,276 $40,775 $45,123 $51,496 $33,149 $44,932 $55,194 $67,482

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $77,450
Business & Financial Operations $52,370
Computer & Mathematical $59,330
Architecture & Engineering $65,880
Life, Physical, & Social Science $47,250
Community & Social Service $36,280
Legal $54,250
Education, Training, & Library $47,750
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,250
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $52,870
Healthcare Support $24,390
Protective Service $29,910
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,290
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,720
Personal Care & Service $19,400
Sales & Related $22,450
Office & Administrative Support $29,110
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,220
Construction & Extraction $37,810
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,790
Production $30,860
Transportation & Material Moving $28,210