Living Wage Calculation for Corvallis, OR

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 $10.75 $23.92 $29.35 $37.21 $18.18 $23.22 $26.00 $29.66 $13.64 $8.66 $13.64 $16.13 $19.07
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 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75

*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 $3,560 $5,390 $8,023 $10,601 $6,527 $8,260 $10,608 $12,889 $6,527 $8,260 $10,608 $12,889
Child Care $0 $6,893 $10,627 $14,362 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,893 $10,627 $14,362
Medical $1,776 $6,523 $6,237 $6,397 $4,696 $6,237 $6,397 $6,255 $4,696 $6,237 $6,397 $6,255
Housing $6,360 $10,056 $10,056 $14,652 $7,932 $10,056 $10,056 $14,652 $6,360 $10,056 $10,056 $14,652
Transportation $3,768 $7,155 $9,346 $10,196 $7,155 $9,346 $10,196 $10,231 $7,155 $9,346 $10,196 $10,231
Other $2,799 $4,565 $5,497 $6,845 $4,565 $5,497 $6,845 $6,235 $4,565 $5,497 $6,845 $6,235
Required annual income after taxes $18,263 $40,582 $49,786 $63,053 $30,875 $39,396 $44,102 $50,262 $29,303 $46,289 $54,729 $64,624
Annual taxes $4,106 $9,167 $11,260 $14,347 $6,947 $8,898 $9,968 $11,439 $6,731 $10,465 $12,385 $14,705
Required annual income before taxes $22,369 $49,749 $61,046 $77,400 $37,823 $48,293 $54,070 $61,700 $56,754 $36,035 $56,754 $67,114 $79,328

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,830
Business & Financial Operations $54,720
Computer & Mathematical $73,380
Architecture & Engineering $0
Life, Physical, & Social Science $51,800
Community & Social Service $43,570
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $51,790
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,980
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $80,860
Healthcare Support $29,800
Protective Service $29,560
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,670
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,530
Personal Care & Service $22,690
Sales & Related $24,400
Office & Administrative Support $33,110
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $42,650
Construction & Extraction $47,100
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,890
Production $39,930
Transportation & Material Moving $29,750