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 $10.40 $22.27 $25.99 $32.96 $17.25 $20.08 $23.07 $25.48 $15.57 $8.43 $12.01 $14.55 $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 $6,300 $9,168 $9,168 $12,324 $7,020 $9,168 $9,168 $12,324 $6,300 $9,168 $9,168 $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 $18,761 $39,873 $46,456 $58,815 $30,938 $35,971 $41,298 $45,563 $30,218 $42,965 $51,981 $59,934
Annual taxes $2,878 $6,455 $7,598 $9,751 $4,941 $5,791 $6,695 $7,432 $4,841 $6,988 $8,563 $9,945
Required annual income before taxes $21,640 $46,328 $54,054 $68,566 $35,879 $41,762 $47,993 $52,995 $48,581 $35,059 $49,953 $60,543 $69,879

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $97,754
Business & Financial Operations $69,557
Computer & Mathematical $77,767
Architecture & Engineering $84,419
Life, Physical, & Social Science $77,951
Community & Social Service $43,757
Legal $62,833
Education, Training, & Library $54,264
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,056
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,469
Healthcare Support $26,804
Protective Service $38,263
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,947
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,051
Personal Care & Service $21,412
Sales & Related $24,979
Office & Administrative Support $33,149
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,311
Construction & Extraction $46,843
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,861
Production $34,748
Transportation & Material Moving $28,003