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 $10.88 $24.19 $29.62 $37.61 $18.27 $23.49 $26.26 $30.06 $13.78 $8.72 $13.78 $16.27 $19.27
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 $6,588 $10,548 $10,548 $15,372 $8,088 $10,548 $10,548 $15,372 $6,588 $10,548 $10,548 $15,372
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 $18,491 $41,074 $50,278 $63,773 $31,031 $39,888 $44,594 $50,982 $29,531 $46,781 $55,221 $65,344
Annual taxes $4,137 $9,235 $11,328 $14,446 $6,969 $8,965 $10,036 $11,538 $6,763 $10,533 $12,452 $14,804
Required annual income before taxes $22,628 $50,309 $61,606 $78,219 $38,000 $48,853 $54,630 $62,519 $57,313 $36,294 $57,313 $67,673 $80,147

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $73,860
Business & Financial Operations $48,030
Computer & Mathematical $63,410
Architecture & Engineering $64,000
Life, Physical, & Social Science $45,290
Community & Social Service $41,700
Legal $57,340
Education, Training, & Library $54,160
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,040
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $73,320
Healthcare Support $30,880
Protective Service $42,360
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,850
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,350
Personal Care & Service $22,560
Sales & Related $24,340
Office & Administrative Support $28,720
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,130
Construction & Extraction $33,480
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,100
Production $29,020
Transportation & Material Moving $23,940