Living Wage Calculation for Cincinnati, OH

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 $9.97 $21.40 $27.03 $34.37 $16.48 $20.73 $23.17 $26.01 $12.24 $7.95 $12.24 $14.80 $17.55
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 $8.10 $8.10 $8.10 $8.10 $8.10 $8.10 $8.10 $8.10 $8.10 $8.10 $8.10 $8.10

*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 $3,047 $4,613 $6,867 $9,073 $5,587 $7,069 $9,079 $11,031 $5,587 $7,069 $9,079 $11,031
Child Care $0 $6,692 $11,415 $16,139 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,692 $11,415 $16,139
Medical $2,105 $5,501 $5,214 $5,375 $4,677 $5,214 $5,375 $5,233 $4,677 $5,214 $5,375 $5,233
Housing $6,087 $9,398 $9,398 $13,166 $7,164 $9,398 $9,398 $13,166 $6,087 $9,398 $9,398 $13,166
Transportation $4,235 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $11,498 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $11,498
Other $2,560 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $5,702 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $5,702
Required annual income after taxes $18,034 $38,421 $48,426 $61,472 $29,644 $37,214 $41,572 $46,630 $28,567 $43,906 $52,987 $62,769
Annual taxes $2,714 $6,097 $7,800 $10,016 $4,637 $5,896 $6,624 $7,462 $4,489 $7,023 $8,585 $10,239
Required annual income before taxes $20,747 $44,518 $56,226 $71,488 $34,281 $43,109 $48,196 $54,092 $50,928 $33,056 $50,928 $61,572 $73,008

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $96,000
Business & Financial Operations $61,240
Computer & Mathematical $75,940
Architecture & Engineering $74,720
Life, Physical, & Social Science $54,520
Community & Social Service $41,070
Legal $75,480
Education, Training, & Library $50,120
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,260
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,040
Healthcare Support $26,040
Protective Service $36,330
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,970
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,240
Personal Care & Service $21,380
Sales & Related $27,870
Office & Administrative Support $33,130
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,970
Construction & Extraction $43,860
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,700
Production $35,070
Transportation & Material Moving $29,540