Living Wage Calculation for Grants Pass, 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 $11.61 $23.74 $29.11 $38.57 $18.69 $21.85 $25.10 $28.58 $16.77 $9.33 $12.89 $16.25 $19.72
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 $7,464 $9,540 $9,540 $13,884 $7,512 $9,540 $9,540 $13,884 $7,464 $9,540 $9,540 $13,884
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 $19,720 $40,122 $49,199 $65,103 $31,609 $36,938 $42,433 $48,231 $31,561 $43,584 $54,925 $66,569
Annual taxes $4,433 $9,259 $11,353 $15,124 $7,271 $8,517 $9,783 $11,218 $7,264 $10,054 $12,672 $15,459
Required annual income before taxes $24,153 $49,381 $60,552 $80,227 $38,880 $45,456 $52,216 $59,449 $52,336 $38,825 $53,639 $67,597 $82,028

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $76,732
Business & Financial Operations $48,042
Computer & Mathematical $74,302
Architecture & Engineering $0
Life, Physical, & Social Science $46,925
Community & Social Service $38,345
Legal $56,980
Education, Training, & Library $34,174
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,814
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $77,336
Healthcare Support $32,749
Protective Service $43,716
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,257
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,271
Personal Care & Service $25,164
Sales & Related $25,225
Office & Administrative Support $29,828
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $40,303
Construction & Extraction $35,363
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,370
Production $29,910
Transportation & Material Moving $26,199