Living Wage Calculation for Calhoun County, West Virginia

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 $9.85 $20.17 $26.30 $33.06 $16.02 $20.23 $22.69 $24.49 $11.65 $8.01 $11.65 $14.44 $16.90
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 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75

*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 $2,983 $4,516 $6,722 $8,882 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799
Child Care $0 $5,387 $10,774 $16,161 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,387 $10,774 $16,161
Medical $2,083 $6,371 $6,085 $6,245 $4,811 $6,085 $6,245 $6,103 $4,811 $6,085 $6,245 $6,103
Housing $5,544 $6,984 $6,984 $8,808 $5,688 $6,984 $6,984 $8,808 $5,688 $6,984 $6,984 $8,808
Transportation $4,401 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951
Other $2,458 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474
Required annual income after taxes $17,469 $35,624 $46,309 $58,017 $28,334 $35,734 $40,038 $43,135 $28,334 $41,121 $50,812 $59,296
Annual taxes $3,011 $6,325 $8,386 $10,743 $4,985 $6,345 $7,148 $7,805 $4,985 $7,361 $9,274 $11,002
Required annual income before taxes $20,479 $41,949 $54,694 $68,760 $33,320 $42,078 $47,186 $50,941 $48,482 $33,320 $48,482 $60,086 $70,298

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $72,140
Business & Financial Operations $54,680
Computer & Mathematical $61,390
Architecture & Engineering $64,820
Life, Physical, & Social Science $45,830
Community & Social Service $33,080
Legal $57,100
Education, Training, & Library $43,340
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,210
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $51,730
Healthcare Support $22,510
Protective Service $29,140
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,830
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,860
Personal Care & Service $18,960
Sales & Related $19,940
Office & Administrative Support $27,510
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,610
Construction & Extraction $39,770
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $35,380
Production $34,070
Transportation & Material Moving $28,660