Living Wage Calculation for Eugene, 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 $10.96 $24.38 $29.81 $37.78 $18.30 $23.68 $26.46 $30.23 $13.88 $8.76 $13.88 $16.37 $19.35
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 $6,732 $10,908 $10,908 $15,696 $8,148 $10,908 $10,908 $15,696 $6,732 $10,908 $10,908 $15,696
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 $18,635 $41,434 $50,638 $64,097 $31,091 $40,248 $44,954 $51,306 $29,675 $47,141 $55,581 $65,668
Annual taxes $4,157 $9,284 $11,377 $14,491 $6,977 $9,015 $10,085 $11,582 $6,782 $10,582 $12,502 $14,848
Required annual income before taxes $22,792 $50,718 $62,015 $78,588 $38,068 $49,262 $55,039 $62,888 $57,723 $36,458 $57,723 $68,083 $80,516

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $73,510
Business & Financial Operations $52,720
Computer & Mathematical $63,390
Architecture & Engineering $64,740
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,740
Community & Social Service $37,860
Legal $67,680
Education, Training, & Library $45,540
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,370
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $77,430
Healthcare Support $30,550
Protective Service $45,650
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,450
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,780
Personal Care & Service $22,990
Sales & Related $24,330
Office & Administrative Support $32,960
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $36,250
Construction & Extraction $46,220
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,920
Production $32,600
Transportation & Material Moving $30,500