Living Wage Calculation for Lawton, OK

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 $10.52 $21.55 $26.65 $33.31 $16.82 $22.05 $24.50 $27.26 $12.35 $8.39 $12.35 $14.61 $17.02
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 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

*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 $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 $4,633 $8,254 $11,875 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,633 $8,254 $11,875
Medical $2,180 $7,542 $7,256 $7,416 $5,130 $7,256 $7,416 $7,274 $5,130 $7,256 $7,416 $7,274
Housing $6,586 $8,857 $8,857 $12,424 $6,656 $8,857 $8,857 $12,424 $6,586 $8,857 $8,857 $12,424
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 $18,607 $37,914 $46,833 $58,518 $29,622 $38,778 $43,082 $47,923 $29,551 $43,411 $51,336 $59,798
Annual taxes $3,269 $6,918 $8,589 $10,758 $5,374 $7,080 $7,886 $8,773 $5,364 $7,948 $9,433 $10,998
Required annual income before taxes $21,877 $44,833 $55,423 $69,277 $34,995 $45,858 $50,969 $56,696 $51,359 $34,915 $51,359 $60,770 $70,796

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $63,020
Business & Financial Operations $58,540
Computer & Mathematical $64,930
Architecture & Engineering $61,560
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,160
Community & Social Service $39,810
Legal $50,760
Education, Training, & Library $37,040
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,150
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $49,060
Healthcare Support $21,850
Protective Service $32,200
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,230
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,580
Personal Care & Service $19,040
Sales & Related $20,880
Office & Administrative Support $27,520
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,740
Construction & Extraction $31,920
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $34,960
Production $27,470
Transportation & Material Moving $23,930