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 $11.94 $25.07 $30.97 $40.53 $19.53 $23.67 $26.48 $30.67 $26.99 $9.42 $13.81 $16.95 $20.79
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
Minimum Wage $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75

*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 $3,573 $5,267 $7,929 $10,517 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820
Child Care $0 $6,687 $12,569 $18,451 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,687 $12,569 $18,451
Medical $2,000 $6,318 $5,975 $6,057 $5,187 $5,975 $6,057 $5,776 $5,187 $5,975 $6,057 $5,776
Housing $7,476 $11,604 $11,604 $16,884 $8,724 $11,604 $11,604 $16,884 $7,476 $11,604 $11,604 $16,884
Transportation $4,206 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307
Other $2,976 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121
Required annual income after taxes $20,231 $42,490 $52,463 $68,591 $33,076 $40,119 $44,872 $51,909 $31,828 $46,806 $57,441 $70,360
Annual taxes $4,605 $9,661 $11,950 $15,709 $7,543 $9,117 $10,208 $11,881 $7,369 $10,651 $13,092 $16,115
Required annual income before taxes $24,836 $52,151 $64,413 $84,300 $40,619 $49,236 $55,079 $63,790 $56,146 $39,197 $57,457 $70,533 $86,475

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $81,526
Business & Financial Operations $56,878
Computer & Mathematical $68,873
Architecture & Engineering $66,877
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,305
Community & Social Service $40,429
Legal $60,807
Education, Training, & Library $47,876
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,068
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $83,233
Healthcare Support $34,657
Protective Service $54,090
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,195
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,220
Personal Care & Service $26,397
Sales & Related $28,341
Office & Administrative Support $34,565
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $44,019
Construction & Extraction $45,109
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,803
Production $35,861
Transportation & Material Moving $33,413