Living Wage Calculation for Albany, OR

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 $10.67 $23.87 $29.30 $37.14 $17.91 $23.17 $25.94 $29.59 $13.62 $8.62 $13.62 $16.11 $19.03
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 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75

*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 $3,560 $5,390 $8,023 $10,601 $6,527 $8,260 $10,608 $12,889 $6,527 $8,260 $10,608 $12,889
Child Care $0 $6,893 $10,627 $14,362 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,893 $10,627 $14,362
Medical $1,776 $6,523 $6,237 $6,397 $4,696 $6,237 $6,397 $6,255 $4,696 $6,237 $6,397 $6,255
Housing $6,204 $9,960 $9,960 $14,520 $7,440 $9,960 $9,960 $14,520 $6,204 $9,960 $9,960 $14,520
Transportation $3,768 $7,155 $9,346 $10,196 $7,155 $9,346 $10,196 $10,231 $7,155 $9,346 $10,196 $10,231
Other $2,799 $4,565 $5,497 $6,845 $4,565 $5,497 $6,845 $6,235 $4,565 $5,497 $6,845 $6,235
Required annual income after taxes $18,107 $40,486 $49,690 $62,921 $30,383 $39,300 $44,006 $50,130 $29,147 $46,193 $54,633 $64,492
Annual taxes $4,084 $9,154 $11,247 $14,329 $6,880 $8,884 $9,955 $11,420 $6,710 $10,452 $12,371 $14,686
Required annual income before taxes $22,191 $49,640 $60,937 $77,250 $37,263 $48,184 $53,961 $61,550 $56,645 $35,857 $56,645 $67,005 $79,178

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $76,670
Business & Financial Operations $53,490
Computer & Mathematical $58,600
Architecture & Engineering $61,370
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,180
Community & Social Service $43,770
Legal $64,530
Education, Training, & Library $42,420
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,570
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $66,960
Healthcare Support $30,590
Protective Service $43,430
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,890
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,880
Personal Care & Service $22,450
Sales & Related $23,520
Office & Administrative Support $31,320
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $38,190
Construction & Extraction $44,910
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,540
Production $35,290
Transportation & Material Moving $33,810