Living Wage Calculation for Beckley, WV

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 $10.26 $21.42 $25.38 $32.17 $17.13 $19.75 $22.72 $24.70 $15.06 $8.35 $11.58 $14.25 $16.40
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 $2,986 $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 $6,066 $8,309 $8,309 $10,598 $6,867 $8,309 $8,309 $10,598 $6,066 $8,309 $8,309 $10,598
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 $18,157 $37,767 $44,635 $56,362 $30,241 $34,833 $40,034 $43,427 $29,440 $40,777 $50,030 $57,475
Annual taxes $3,190 $6,796 $8,155 $10,542 $5,394 $6,250 $7,229 $7,944 $5,282 $7,381 $9,235 $10,763
Required annual income before taxes $21,347 $44,563 $52,790 $66,904 $35,635 $41,082 $47,263 $51,372 $46,992 $34,722 $48,157 $59,265 $68,239

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $76,414
Business & Financial Operations $56,888
Computer & Mathematical $53,413
Architecture & Engineering $61,182
Life, Physical, & Social Science $44,670
Community & Social Service $36,285
Legal $52,080
Education, Training, & Library $47,447
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,102
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,520
Healthcare Support $23,534
Protective Service $25,748
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,121
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,480
Personal Care & Service $19,957
Sales & Related $21,945
Office & Administrative Support $27,665
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,252
Construction & Extraction $44,649
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $36,285
Production $37,689
Transportation & Material Moving $28,721