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 $9.69 $20.73 $26.86 $34.12 $16.41 $20.79 $23.25 $25.55 $11.93 $7.89 $11.93 $14.72 $17.43
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 $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 $2,983 $4,516 $6,722 $8,882 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799
Child Care $0 $5,387 $10,774 $16,161 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,387 $10,774 $16,161
Medical $2,083 $6,371 $6,085 $6,245 $4,811 $6,085 $6,245 $6,103 $4,811 $6,085 $6,245 $6,103
Housing $5,262 $8,008 $8,008 $10,745 $6,395 $8,008 $8,008 $10,745 $5,262 $8,008 $8,008 $10,745
Transportation $4,401 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951
Other $2,458 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474
Required annual income after taxes $17,187 $36,649 $47,333 $59,954 $29,041 $36,758 $41,062 $45,072 $27,908 $42,145 $51,836 $61,233
Annual taxes $2,972 $6,465 $8,526 $11,009 $5,082 $6,485 $7,288 $8,072 $4,927 $7,502 $9,415 $11,268
Required annual income before taxes $20,159 $43,114 $55,860 $70,963 $34,124 $43,243 $48,351 $53,144 $49,647 $32,835 $49,647 $61,252 $72,501

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $73,070
Business & Financial Operations $54,380
Computer & Mathematical $52,290
Architecture & Engineering $66,210
Life, Physical, & Social Science $44,410
Community & Social Service $34,390
Legal $57,820
Education, Training, & Library $42,830
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $28,630
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $52,350
Healthcare Support $23,340
Protective Service $28,460
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,510
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,230
Personal Care & Service $18,680
Sales & Related $19,660
Office & Administrative Support $27,720
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,040
Construction & Extraction $39,570
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $36,490
Production $36,890
Transportation & Material Moving $29,930