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 $10.40 $22.38 $26.10 $32.96 $17.52 $20.19 $23.19 $25.48 $15.65 $8.42 $12.06 $14.61 $16.80
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 $8.30 $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 $6,288 $9,372 $9,372 $12,324 $7,512 $9,372 $9,372 $12,324 $6,288 $9,372 $9,372 $12,324
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 $18,749 $40,077 $46,660 $58,815 $31,430 $36,175 $41,502 $45,563 $30,206 $43,169 $52,185 $59,934
Annual taxes $2,877 $6,483 $7,627 $9,751 $5,010 $5,820 $6,723 $7,432 $4,839 $7,016 $8,591 $9,945
Required annual income before taxes $21,626 $46,560 $54,286 $68,566 $36,440 $41,994 $48,225 $52,995 $48,814 $35,045 $50,185 $60,776 $69,879

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $97,806
Business & Financial Operations $65,036
Computer & Mathematical $73,421
Architecture & Engineering $76,301
Life, Physical, & Social Science $67,824
Community & Social Service $49,016
Legal $69,997
Education, Training, & Library $51,732
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,154
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,165
Healthcare Support $26,097
Protective Service $38,356
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,967
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,760
Personal Care & Service $22,991
Sales & Related $29,428
Office & Administrative Support $35,219
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,004
Construction & Extraction $53,741
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,408
Production $35,885
Transportation & Material Moving $30,924