Living Wage Calculation for Huntington-Ashland, WV

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 $10.44 $21.67 $26.19 $32.87 $17.28 $20.52 $23.07 $25.52 $23.38 $8.34 $11.97 $14.43 $16.84
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 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75

*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 $2,994 $4,413 $6,644 $8,812 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741
Child Care $0 $5,980 $10,058 $14,135 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,980 $10,058 $14,135
Medical $2,185 $6,207 $5,864 $5,946 $4,983 $5,864 $5,946 $5,665 $4,983 $5,864 $5,946 $5,665
Housing $5,851 $8,515 $8,515 $11,393 $6,925 $8,515 $8,515 $11,393 $5,851 $8,515 $8,515 $11,393
Transportation $4,623 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329
Other $2,824 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808
Required annual income after taxes $18,476 $38,235 $46,084 $57,680 $30,516 $36,215 $40,677 $44,936 $29,443 $42,195 $50,735 $59,071
Annual taxes $3,245 $6,840 $8,383 $10,694 $5,419 $6,467 $7,304 $8,151 $5,269 $7,607 $9,311 $10,971
Required annual income before taxes $21,721 $45,075 $54,467 $68,374 $35,936 $42,682 $47,981 $53,087 $48,630 $34,712 $49,801 $60,046 $70,042

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $77,431
Business & Financial Operations $57,042
Computer & Mathematical $50,561
Architecture & Engineering $75,693
Life, Physical, & Social Science $50,592
Community & Social Service $35,799
Legal $59,521
Education, Training, & Library $45,726
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,421
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,038
Healthcare Support $26,448
Protective Service $31,417
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,153
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,918
Personal Care & Service $20,626
Sales & Related $22,673
Office & Administrative Support $29,030
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $20,070
Construction & Extraction $48,216
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,482
Production $37,805
Transportation & Material Moving $32,086