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 $11.59 $24.63 $30.00 $39.87 $19.51 $22.74 $25.99 $29.88 $17.37 $9.32 $13.34 $16.69 $20.37
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 $10.25 $10.25 $10.25 $10.25 $10.25 $10.25 $10.25 $10.25 $10.25 $10.25 $10.25 $10.25

*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 $3,564 $5,245 $7,893 $10,476 $6,533 $8,124 $10,487 $12,773 $6,533 $8,124 $10,487 $12,773
Child Care $0 $6,646 $12,492 $18,338 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,646 $12,492 $18,338
Medical $2,030 $6,183 $5,902 $5,959 $5,055 $5,902 $5,959 $5,629 $5,055 $5,902 $5,959 $5,629
Housing $7,428 $11,160 $11,160 $16,248 $9,000 $11,160 $11,160 $16,248 $7,428 $11,160 $11,160 $16,248
Transportation $3,860 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $10,013 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $10,013
Other $2,803 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $5,932 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $5,932
Required annual income after taxes $19,684 $41,742 $50,819 $67,467 $33,097 $38,558 $44,053 $50,595 $31,525 $45,204 $56,545 $68,933
Annual taxes $4,428 $9,485 $11,579 $15,454 $7,478 $8,743 $10,009 $11,548 $7,259 $10,280 $12,898 $15,789
Required annual income before taxes $24,112 $51,227 $62,398 $82,921 $40,575 $47,302 $54,062 $62,143 $54,182 $38,784 $55,485 $69,443 $84,722

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $91,358
Business & Financial Operations $58,353
Computer & Mathematical $75,758
Architecture & Engineering $81,949
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,585
Community & Social Service $46,289
Legal $91,615
Education, Training, & Library $48,913
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,605
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $84,409
Healthcare Support $31,263
Protective Service $24,487
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,817
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,942
Personal Care & Service $24,754
Sales & Related $25,820
Office & Administrative Support $33,835
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $42,753
Construction & Extraction $50,030
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,548
Production $40,641
Transportation & Material Moving $32,575