Living Wage Calculation for Pendleton 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 $10.37 $21.35 $25.30 $32.87 $16.82 $19.68 $22.65 $25.41 $15.01 $8.41 $11.54 $14.21 $16.76
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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 $2,986 $4,394 $6,613 $8,777 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702
Child Care $0 $5,944 $9,996 $14,048 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,944 $9,996 $14,048
Medical $2,214 $6,072 $5,791 $5,849 $4,852 $5,791 $5,849 $5,519 $4,852 $5,791 $5,849 $5,519
Housing $6,252 $8,172 $8,172 $11,892 $6,288 $8,172 $8,172 $11,892 $6,288 $8,172 $8,172 $11,892
Transportation $4,236 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989
Other $2,656 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620
Required annual income after taxes $18,344 $37,630 $44,498 $57,656 $29,662 $34,696 $39,897 $44,721 $29,662 $40,640 $49,893 $58,769
Annual taxes $3,216 $6,777 $8,136 $10,723 $5,313 $6,230 $7,210 $8,125 $5,313 $7,362 $9,216 $10,944
Required annual income before taxes $21,559 $44,407 $52,634 $68,379 $34,976 $40,926 $47,107 $52,846 $46,836 $34,976 $48,001 $59,109 $69,713

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $75,840
Business & Financial Operations $55,340
Computer & Mathematical $63,940
Architecture & Engineering $70,582
Life, Physical, & Social Science $50,871
Community & Social Service $34,860
Legal $58,261
Education, Training, & Library $44,393
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,568
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,182
Healthcare Support $24,262
Protective Service $30,514
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,988
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,484
Personal Care & Service $19,967
Sales & Related $21,269
Office & Administrative Support $28,833
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,532
Construction & Extraction $42,302
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $36,470
Production $34,942
Transportation & Material Moving $29,910