Living Wage Calculation for Butler County, Ohio

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 $9.32 $20.45 $24.93 $31.42 $15.88 $19.17 $21.19 $24.30 $7.57 $11.26 $13.53 $16.35
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 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85

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 $3,021 $4,456 $6,695 $8,888 $5,539 $6,897 $8,894 $10,836 $5,539 $6,897 $8,894 $10,836
Child Care $0 $6,187 $10,839 $15,492 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,187 $10,839 $15,492
Medical $2,372 $5,816 $5,645 $5,505 $4,651 $5,645 $5,505 $5,730 $4,651 $5,645 $5,505 $5,730
Housing $5,304 $8,820 $8,820 $12,216 $6,648 $8,820 $8,820 $12,216 $5,304 $8,820 $8,820 $12,216
Transportation $4,189 $8,281 $9,464 $10,581 $8,281 $9,464 $10,581 $10,858 $8,281 $9,464 $10,581 $10,858
Other $2,312 $4,184 $4,555 $5,317 $4,184 $4,555 $5,317 $5,210 $4,184 $4,555 $5,317 $5,210
Required annual income after taxes $17,198 $37,743 $46,018 $58,000 $29,303 $35,381 $39,117 $44,850 $27,959 $41,568 $49,957 $60,342
Annual taxes $2,183 $4,791 $5,842 $7,363 $3,720 $4,491 $4,966 $5,693 $3,549 $5,277 $6,342 $7,660
Required annual income before taxes $19,382 $42,534 $51,860 $65,362 $33,023 $39,872 $44,083 $50,543 $31,508 $46,844 $56,298 $68,002

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $86,910
Business & Financial Operations $58,880
Computer & Mathematical $70,830
Architecture & Engineering $68,160
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,150
Community & Social Service $40,110
Legal $65,380
Education, Training, & Library $50,580
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,900
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,860
Healthcare Support $23,420
Protective Service $38,060
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,600
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,870
Personal Care & Service $19,940
Sales & Related $23,940
Office & Administrative Support $30,980
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,870
Construction & Extraction $43,410
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,880
Production $32,380
Transportation & Material Moving $27,660