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 $10.21 $21.60 $25.56 $32.71 $17.19 $19.93 $22.90 $25.24 $15.18 $8.32 $11.66 $14.33 $16.68
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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 $2,986 $4,394 $6,613 $8,777 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702
Child Care $0 $5,944 $9,996 $14,048 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,944 $9,996 $14,048
Medical $2,214 $6,072 $5,791 $5,849 $4,852 $5,791 $5,849 $5,519 $4,852 $5,791 $5,849 $5,519
Housing $5,963 $8,631 $8,631 $11,593 $6,971 $8,631 $8,631 $11,593 $5,963 $8,631 $8,631 $11,593
Transportation $4,236 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989
Other $2,656 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620
Required annual income after taxes $18,055 $38,089 $44,956 $57,357 $30,345 $35,154 $40,356 $44,422 $29,337 $41,098 $50,352 $58,470
Annual taxes $3,175 $6,841 $8,200 $10,681 $5,409 $6,294 $7,274 $8,083 $5,268 $7,426 $9,280 $10,902
Required annual income before taxes $21,230 $44,929 $53,157 $68,038 $35,753 $41,449 $47,630 $52,505 $47,359 $34,605 $48,524 $59,632 $69,372

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $73,646
Business & Financial Operations $57,574
Computer & Mathematical $51,937
Architecture & Engineering $70,561
Life, Physical, & Social Science $50,112
Community & Social Service $35,465
Legal $60,998
Education, Training, & Library $44,495
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,876
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,970
Healthcare Support $24,918
Protective Service $30,381
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,721
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,355
Personal Care & Service $19,998
Sales & Related $21,289
Office & Administrative Support $29,182
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $44,721
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,684
Production $36,962
Transportation & Material Moving $29,336