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 $10.40 $22.52 $26.24 $33.58 $17.42 $20.33 $23.32 $26.09 $15.74 $8.43 $12.13 $14.68 $17.11
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
Minimum Wage $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30

*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 $3,050 $4,489 $6,755 $8,966 $5,592 $6,953 $8,975 $10,932 $5,592 $6,953 $8,975 $10,932
Child Care $0 $6,994 $10,683 $14,371 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,994 $10,683 $14,371
Medical $2,361 $5,946 $5,665 $5,723 $5,050 $5,665 $5,723 $5,393 $5,050 $5,665 $5,723 $5,393
Housing $6,294 $9,626 $9,626 $13,449 $7,322 $9,626 $9,626 $13,449 $6,294 $9,626 $9,626 $13,449
Transportation $4,173 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $10,827 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $10,827
Other $2,877 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $6,088 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $6,088
Required annual income after taxes $18,755 $40,331 $46,914 $59,940 $31,240 $36,429 $41,756 $46,688 $30,212 $43,423 $52,439 $61,059
Annual taxes $2,878 $6,519 $7,662 $9,907 $4,983 $5,855 $6,759 $7,589 $4,840 $7,052 $8,627 $10,102
Required annual income before taxes $21,633 $46,850 $54,576 $69,847 $36,223 $42,284 $48,515 $54,277 $49,104 $35,052 $50,475 $61,066 $71,160

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $101,998
Business & Financial Operations $64,032
Computer & Mathematical $78,792
Architecture & Engineering $78,310
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,166
Community & Social Service $41,697
Legal $79,889
Education, Training, & Library $51,230
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,722
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,572
Healthcare Support $27,593
Protective Service $36,213
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,803
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,836
Personal Care & Service $22,663
Sales & Related $28,997
Office & Administrative Support $34,696
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,553
Construction & Extraction $45,572
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,674
Production $36,992
Transportation & Material Moving $31,047