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 $10.04 $21.04 $26.26 $33.71 $16.59 $20.32 $22.76 $25.76 $8.30 $11.70 $14.41 $17.40
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $5.00 $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 $3,011 $4,431 $6,652 $8,834 $5,521 $6,864 $8,844 $10,776 $5,521 $6,864 $8,844 $10,776
Child Care $0 $5,406 $10,613 $15,819 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,406 $10,613 $15,819
Medical $2,222 $5,988 $5,788 $5,757 $4,258 $5,788 $5,757 $5,872 $4,258 $5,788 $5,757 $5,872
Housing $6,084 $8,844 $8,844 $12,240 $7,104 $8,844 $8,844 $12,240 $7,104 $8,844 $8,844 $12,240
Transportation $4,290 $8,467 $9,593 $11,299 $8,467 $9,593 $11,299 $11,405 $8,467 $9,593 $11,299 $11,405
Other $2,146 $3,894 $4,682 $5,290 $3,894 $4,682 $5,290 $5,013 $3,894 $4,682 $5,290 $5,013
Required annual income after taxes $17,753 $37,030 $46,172 $59,239 $29,243 $35,772 $40,035 $45,307 $29,243 $41,179 $50,647 $61,125
Annual taxes $3,128 $6,735 $8,452 $10,886 $5,268 $6,498 $7,299 $8,268 $5,268 $7,514 $9,293 $11,240
Required annual income before taxes $20,880 $43,765 $54,624 $70,125 $34,511 $42,270 $47,334 $53,575 $34,511 $48,693 $59,940 $72,366

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $78,330
Business & Financial Operations $54,850
Computer & Mathematical $64,290
Architecture & Engineering $65,530
Life, Physical, & Social Science $49,770
Community & Social Service $36,820
Legal $58,450
Education, Training, & Library $48,200
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,050
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,110
Healthcare Support $26,160
Protective Service $30,050
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,480
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,680
Personal Care & Service $20,280
Sales & Related $22,690
Office & Administrative Support $30,210
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,250
Construction & Extraction $39,360
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,140
Production $31,780
Transportation & Material Moving $29,020