Living Wage Calculation for Fayette 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 $10.47 $21.24 $25.76 $32.30 $16.74 $20.09 $22.64 $24.95 $22.95 $8.37 $11.76 $14.22 $16.55
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 $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 $2,994 $4,413 $6,644 $8,812 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741
Child Care $0 $5,980 $10,058 $14,135 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,980 $10,058 $14,135
Medical $2,185 $6,207 $5,864 $5,946 $4,983 $5,864 $5,946 $5,665 $4,983 $5,864 $5,946 $5,665
Housing $5,892 $7,728 $7,728 $10,356 $5,940 $7,728 $7,728 $10,356 $5,940 $7,728 $7,728 $10,356
Transportation $4,623 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329
Other $2,824 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808
Required annual income after taxes $18,517 $37,448 $45,297 $56,643 $29,532 $35,427 $39,890 $43,899 $29,532 $41,407 $49,948 $58,034
Annual taxes $3,251 $6,730 $8,273 $10,549 $5,282 $6,357 $7,194 $8,007 $5,282 $7,497 $9,201 $10,827
Required annual income before taxes $21,768 $44,178 $53,571 $67,192 $34,814 $41,785 $47,084 $51,906 $47,733 $34,814 $48,905 $59,149 $68,861

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $77,555
Business & Financial Operations $58,544
Computer & Mathematical $65,025
Architecture & Engineering $72,432
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,586
Community & Social Service $35,923
Legal $58,359
Education, Training, & Library $44,492
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,023
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,581
Healthcare Support $25,738
Protective Service $31,695
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,451
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,909
Personal Care & Service $20,297
Sales & Related $22,529
Office & Administrative Support $29,493
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,804
Construction & Extraction $44,317
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,597
Production $35,295
Transportation & Material Moving $30,779