Living Wage Calculation for Owsley 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 (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $10.03 $21.75 $26.60 $34.58 $16.82 $19.89 $22.89 $25.17 $15.27 $8.41 $11.74 $14.85 $17.61
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

*Documentation for families with an adult working part-time is available separately, here.

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 (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $2,986 $4,394 $6,613 $8,777 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702
Child Care $0 $6,242 $11,841 $17,441 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,242 $11,841 $17,441
Medical $2,298 $6,733 $6,452 $6,510 $4,855 $6,452 $6,510 $6,180 $4,855 $6,452 $6,510 $6,180
Housing $5,352 $7,440 $7,440 $10,284 $5,928 $7,440 $7,440 $10,284 $5,928 $7,440 $7,440 $10,284
Transportation $4,236 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989
Other $2,656 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620
Required annual income after taxes $17,528 $37,857 $46,272 $60,102 $29,305 $34,625 $39,827 $43,775 $29,305 $40,867 $51,668 $61,216
Annual taxes $3,327 $7,389 $9,058 $11,816 $5,672 $6,744 $7,775 $8,571 $5,672 $7,984 $10,127 $12,035
Required annual income before taxes $20,855 $45,247 $55,330 $71,918 $34,977 $41,369 $47,602 $52,346 $47,627 $34,977 $48,851 $61,795 $73,251

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $82,144
Business & Financial Operations $56,631
Computer & Mathematical $66,789
Architecture & Engineering $68,347
Life, Physical, & Social Science $51,927
Community & Social Service $39,083
Legal $60,793
Education, Training, & Library $50,051
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,392
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,303
Healthcare Support $27,439
Protective Service $32,349
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,219
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,186
Personal Care & Service $21,699
Sales & Related $23,883
Office & Administrative Support $31,714
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,527
Construction & Extraction $41,420
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,871
Production $34,635
Transportation & Material Moving $30,535