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 $11.17 $22.71 $27.86 $36.18 $18.20 $21.56 $23.82 $28.31 $8.73 $12.53 $15.13 $18.84
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 $8.95 $8.95 $8.95 $8.95 $8.95 $8.95 $8.95 $8.95 $8.95 $8.95 $8.95 $8.95

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 $3,530 $5,206 $7,822 $10,385 $6,472 $8,058 $10,392 $12,661 $6,472 $8,058 $10,392 $12,661
Child Care $0 $6,136 $11,300 $16,464 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,136 $11,300 $16,464
Medical $1,972 $5,784 $5,613 $5,473 $4,522 $5,613 $5,473 $5,698 $4,522 $5,613 $5,473 $5,698
Housing $7,992 $11,064 $11,064 $16,308 $9,288 $11,064 $11,064 $16,308 $7,992 $11,064 $11,064 $16,308
Transportation $3,727 $7,367 $8,421 $9,414 $7,367 $8,421 $9,414 $9,661 $7,367 $8,421 $9,414 $9,661
Other $2,374 $4,295 $4,677 $5,459 $4,295 $4,677 $5,459 $5,349 $4,295 $4,677 $5,459 $5,349
Required annual income after taxes $19,595 $39,853 $48,896 $63,503 $31,945 $37,832 $41,802 $49,677 $30,649 $43,968 $53,102 $66,140
Annual taxes $3,629 $7,381 $9,056 $11,761 $5,916 $7,007 $7,742 $9,200 $5,676 $8,143 $9,834 $12,249
Required annual income before taxes $23,224 $47,234 $57,952 $75,264 $37,861 $44,839 $49,544 $58,877 $36,325 $52,111 $62,936 $78,389

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,840
Business & Financial Operations $59,100
Computer & Mathematical $71,850
Architecture & Engineering $72,810
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,060
Community & Social Service $40,310
Legal $75,730
Education, Training, & Library $44,700
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,520
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $74,830
Healthcare Support $30,850
Protective Service $45,040
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,670
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,000
Personal Care & Service $22,620
Sales & Related $26,990
Office & Administrative Support $33,280
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $22,520
Construction & Extraction $45,940
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,730
Production $33,010
Transportation & Material Moving $30,060