Living Wage Calculation for Lawrence 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 (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 $10.01 $21.83 $25.55 $32.42 $17.14 $19.64 $22.63 $24.93 $15.28 $8.57 $11.79 $14.33 $16.52
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
Minimum Wage $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30

*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 $3,050 $4,489 $6,755 $8,966 $5,592 $6,953 $8,975 $10,932 $5,592 $6,953 $8,975 $10,932
Child Care $0 $6,994 $10,683 $14,371 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,994 $10,683 $14,371
Medical $2,361 $5,946 $5,665 $5,723 $5,050 $5,665 $5,723 $5,393 $5,050 $5,665 $5,723 $5,393
Housing $5,580 $8,364 $8,364 $11,328 $6,828 $8,364 $8,364 $11,328 $6,828 $8,364 $8,364 $11,328
Transportation $4,173 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $10,827 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $10,827
Other $2,877 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $6,088 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $6,088
Required annual income after taxes $18,041 $39,069 $45,652 $57,819 $30,746 $35,167 $40,494 $44,567 $30,746 $42,161 $51,177 $58,938
Annual taxes $2,778 $6,343 $7,486 $9,612 $4,915 $5,679 $6,583 $7,293 $4,915 $6,876 $8,450 $9,806
Required annual income before taxes $20,819 $45,412 $53,138 $67,431 $35,660 $40,846 $47,076 $51,860 $47,665 $35,660 $49,036 $59,627 $68,744

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $94,966
Business & Financial Operations $63,243
Computer & Mathematical $77,593
Architecture & Engineering $74,466
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,352
Community & Social Service $42,568
Legal $67,835
Education, Training, & Library $50,943
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,811
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,516
Healthcare Support $25,256
Protective Service $40,037
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,834
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,180
Personal Care & Service $22,048
Sales & Related $26,179
Office & Administrative Support $33,610
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,874
Construction & Extraction $46,668
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,645
Production $35,824
Transportation & Material Moving $30,217