Living Wage Calculation for Multnomah County, Oregon

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 $11.25 $23.11 $27.64 $35.77 $18.29 $21.71 $24.46 $28.30 $9.14 $12.75 $15.26 $18.31
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 $9.10 $9.10 $9.10 $9.10 $9.10 $9.10 $9.10 $9.10 $9.10 $9.10 $9.10 $9.10

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 $3,607 $5,319 $8,002 $10,607 $6,612 $8,234 $10,627 $12,932 $6,612 $8,234 $10,627 $12,932
Child Care $0 $6,648 $10,636 $14,625 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,648 $10,636 $14,625
Medical $1,806 $6,167 $5,956 $6,020 $4,839 $5,956 $6,020 $5,987 $4,839 $5,956 $6,020 $5,987
Housing $7,992 $11,064 $11,064 $16,308 $9,288 $11,064 $11,064 $16,308 $9,288 $11,064 $11,064 $16,308
Transportation $4,054 $7,382 $8,509 $9,970 $7,382 $8,509 $9,970 $9,525 $7,382 $8,509 $9,970 $9,525
Other $2,284 $3,971 $4,344 $5,250 $3,971 $4,344 $5,250 $4,905 $3,971 $4,344 $5,250 $4,905
Required annual income after taxes $19,742 $40,551 $48,511 $62,780 $32,092 $38,106 $42,931 $49,658 $32,092 $44,754 $53,567 $64,283
Annual taxes $3,656 $7,510 $8,984 $11,627 $5,943 $7,057 $7,951 $9,197 $5,943 $8,288 $9,921 $11,905
Required annual income before taxes $23,399 $48,061 $57,495 $74,407 $38,036 $45,163 $50,882 $58,854 $38,036 $53,042 $63,488 $76,188

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $85,280
Business & Financial Operations $60,170
Computer & Mathematical $73,940
Architecture & Engineering $72,580
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,500
Community & Social Service $40,390
Legal $76,390
Education, Training, & Library $45,780
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,930
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $76,410
Healthcare Support $31,620
Protective Service $46,600
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,990
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,610
Personal Care & Service $22,700
Sales & Related $27,040
Office & Administrative Support $33,830
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,400
Construction & Extraction $46,260
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,820
Production $32,970
Transportation & Material Moving $30,990