Living Wage Calculation for Cuyahoga 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 $9.61 $20.17 $24.42 $30.91 $15.68 $18.91 $21.40 $23.66 $7.84 $11.14 $13.51 $15.76
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 $7.95 $7.95 $7.95 $7.95 $7.95 $7.95 $7.95 $7.95 $7.95 $7.95 $7.95 $7.95

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 $3,087 $4,553 $6,849 $9,078 $5,659 $7,047 $9,095 $11,068 $5,659 $7,047 $9,095 $11,068
Child Care $0 $6,239 $10,381 $14,523 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,239 $10,381 $14,523
Medical $2,060 $5,455 $5,244 $5,308 $4,185 $5,244 $5,308 $5,275 $4,185 $5,244 $5,308 $5,275
Housing $5,916 $9,000 $9,000 $12,060 $7,104 $9,000 $9,000 $12,060 $7,104 $9,000 $9,000 $12,060
Transportation $4,569 $8,320 $9,589 $11,236 $8,320 $9,589 $11,236 $10,735 $8,320 $9,589 $11,236 $10,735
Other $2,127 $3,699 $4,046 $4,891 $3,699 $4,046 $4,891 $4,569 $3,699 $4,046 $4,891 $4,569
Required annual income after taxes $17,759 $37,265 $45,109 $57,096 $28,967 $34,926 $39,530 $43,707 $28,967 $41,165 $49,910 $58,230
Annual taxes $2,236 $4,691 $5,678 $7,187 $3,646 $4,397 $4,976 $5,502 $3,646 $5,182 $6,283 $7,330
Required annual income before taxes $19,995 $41,956 $50,787 $64,283 $32,613 $39,323 $44,506 $49,209 $32,613 $46,347 $56,193 $65,560

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,050
Business & Financial Operations $59,950
Computer & Mathematical $72,130
Architecture & Engineering $69,250
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,090
Community & Social Service $40,350
Legal $65,560
Education, Training, & Library $50,800
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,080
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,590
Healthcare Support $23,520
Protective Service $38,210
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,730
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,080
Personal Care & Service $20,160
Sales & Related $24,190
Office & Administrative Support $31,260
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,640
Construction & Extraction $44,320
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,860
Production $33,140
Transportation & Material Moving $28,030