Living Wage Calculation for Dayton, 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 $9.97 $21.14 $26.77 $33.74 $16.30 $20.46 $22.91 $25.38 $12.11 $7.94 $12.11 $14.67 $17.23
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 $6,072 $8,916 $8,916 $12,012 $6,828 $8,916 $8,916 $12,012 $6,072 $8,916 $8,916 $12,012
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 $18,019 $37,938 $47,943 $60,318 $29,308 $36,731 $41,090 $45,476 $28,552 $43,423 $52,505 $61,615
Annual taxes $2,712 $6,031 $7,734 $9,857 $4,591 $5,829 $6,558 $7,304 $4,487 $6,956 $8,519 $10,080
Required annual income before taxes $20,731 $43,969 $55,677 $70,176 $33,899 $42,561 $47,647 $52,780 $50,380 $33,039 $50,380 $61,024 $71,696

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $95,660
Business & Financial Operations $67,030
Computer & Mathematical $72,800
Architecture & Engineering $79,070
Life, Physical, & Social Science $74,960
Community & Social Service $41,280
Legal $65,040
Education, Training, & Library $52,070
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,020
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,980
Healthcare Support $24,820
Protective Service $38,410
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,030
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,240
Personal Care & Service $19,800
Sales & Related $23,600
Office & Administrative Support $31,940
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,620
Construction & Extraction $43,300
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,540
Production $32,260
Transportation & Material Moving $26,260