Living Wage Calculation for Union 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 (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 $10.93 $23.55 $29.45 $38.16 $18.42 $22.15 $24.96 $28.30 $25.47 $9.21 $13.05 $16.20 $19.60
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
Minimum Wage $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75

*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 $3,573 $5,267 $7,929 $10,517 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820
Child Care $0 $6,687 $12,569 $18,451 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,687 $12,569 $18,451
Medical $2,000 $6,318 $5,975 $6,057 $5,187 $5,975 $6,057 $5,776 $5,187 $5,975 $6,057 $5,776
Housing $5,628 $8,832 $8,832 $12,564 $6,708 $8,832 $8,832 $12,564 $6,708 $8,832 $8,832 $12,564
Transportation $4,206 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307
Other $2,976 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121
Required annual income after taxes $18,383 $39,718 $49,691 $64,271 $31,060 $37,347 $42,100 $47,589 $31,060 $44,034 $54,669 $66,040
Annual taxes $4,347 $9,274 $11,563 $15,107 $7,262 $8,730 $9,821 $11,278 $7,262 $10,265 $12,705 $15,513
Required annual income before taxes $22,730 $48,992 $61,255 $79,377 $38,322 $46,077 $51,920 $58,867 $52,988 $38,322 $54,299 $67,374 $81,553

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $94,673
Business & Financial Operations $66,578
Computer & Mathematical $85,322
Architecture & Engineering $82,164
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,015
Community & Social Service $46,621
Legal $76,578
Education, Training, & Library $50,695
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $48,535
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $83,542
Healthcare Support $36,139
Protective Service $48,164
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,514
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,485
Personal Care & Service $26,531
Sales & Related $29,442
Office & Administrative Support $37,178
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,458
Construction & Extraction $49,327
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,148
Production $36,293
Transportation & Material Moving $34,719