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 $11.01 $21.62 $26.14 $32.55 $17.35 $20.47 $23.02 $25.20 $23.33 $8.63 $11.95 $14.41 $16.68
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 $6,880 $8,427 $8,427 $10,812 $7,050 $8,427 $8,427 $10,812 $6,880 $8,427 $8,427 $10,812
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 $19,505 $38,148 $45,997 $57,099 $30,642 $36,127 $40,590 $44,355 $30,472 $42,107 $50,648 $58,490
Annual taxes $3,389 $6,828 $8,371 $10,613 $5,437 $6,455 $7,292 $8,071 $5,413 $7,595 $9,298 $10,890
Required annual income before taxes $22,894 $44,975 $54,367 $67,712 $36,079 $42,582 $47,881 $52,426 $48,530 $35,885 $49,702 $59,946 $69,381

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $76,084
Business & Financial Operations $59,665
Computer & Mathematical $57,732
Architecture & Engineering $62,618
Life, Physical, & Social Science $45,778
Community & Social Service $35,727
Legal $51,004
Education, Training, & Library $47,804
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,655
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,759
Healthcare Support $25,420
Protective Service $25,162
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,770
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,181
Personal Care & Service $20,183
Sales & Related $22,004
Office & Administrative Support $28,835
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,854
Construction & Extraction $45,325
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,381
Production $38,597
Transportation & Material Moving $29,236