Living Wage Calculation for Cleveland-Elyria, 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 $9.92 $21.34 $26.96 $33.84 $16.59 $20.66 $23.10 $25.48 $12.21 $7.92 $12.21 $14.77 $17.29
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 $5,988 $9,276 $9,276 $12,204 $7,368 $9,276 $9,276 $12,204 $5,988 $9,276 $9,276 $12,204
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 $17,935 $38,298 $48,303 $60,510 $29,848 $37,091 $41,450 $45,668 $28,468 $43,783 $52,865 $61,807
Annual taxes $2,700 $6,081 $7,784 $9,884 $4,665 $5,879 $6,607 $7,330 $4,476 $7,006 $8,568 $10,107
Required annual income before taxes $20,635 $44,379 $56,087 $70,394 $34,513 $42,970 $48,057 $52,998 $50,789 $32,944 $50,789 $61,433 $71,914

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $92,980
Business & Financial Operations $62,010
Computer & Mathematical $71,360
Architecture & Engineering $72,320
Life, Physical, & Social Science $65,400
Community & Social Service $47,880
Legal $71,640
Education, Training, & Library $52,610
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,450
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,970
Healthcare Support $24,370
Protective Service $39,070
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,070
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,930
Personal Care & Service $21,570
Sales & Related $27,820
Office & Administrative Support $33,740
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,010
Construction & Extraction $51,220
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,360
Production $33,630
Transportation & Material Moving $29,130