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 $11.68 $24.74 $30.63 $40.04 $19.28 $23.34 $26.15 $30.18 $26.66 $9.29 $13.64 $16.79 $20.54
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 $7,008 $10,992 $10,992 $15,984 $8,268 $10,992 $10,992 $15,984 $7,008 $10,992 $10,992 $15,984
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 $19,763 $41,878 $51,851 $67,691 $32,620 $39,507 $44,260 $51,009 $31,360 $46,194 $56,829 $69,460
Annual taxes $4,540 $9,576 $11,865 $15,584 $7,479 $9,031 $10,122 $11,755 $7,304 $10,566 $13,007 $15,990
Required annual income before taxes $24,303 $51,454 $63,716 $83,274 $40,099 $48,538 $54,382 $62,764 $55,449 $38,663 $56,760 $69,835 $85,450

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,056
Business & Financial Operations $54,645
Computer & Mathematical $62,988
Architecture & Engineering $69,953
Life, Physical, & Social Science $67,247
Community & Social Service $49,975
Legal $73,121
Education, Training, & Library $46,210
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $32,322
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $75,497
Healthcare Support $31,654
Protective Service $60,036
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,979
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,393
Personal Care & Service $27,888
Sales & Related $26,777
Office & Administrative Support $36,324
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $41,354
Construction & Extraction $47,125
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,665
Production $40,274
Transportation & Material Moving $34,709