Living Wage Calculation for Lexington-Fayette, KY

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 $11.14 $23.21 $28.63 $36.86 $17.89 $21.88 $24.45 $27.56 $24.90 $8.71 $12.75 $15.65 $18.83
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 $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 $2,994 $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 $6,280 $11,915 $17,549 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,280 $11,915 $17,549
Medical $2,269 $6,871 $6,527 $6,609 $4,986 $6,527 $6,609 $6,329 $4,986 $6,527 $6,609 $6,329
Housing $6,816 $9,840 $9,840 $13,908 $7,668 $9,840 $9,840 $13,908 $6,816 $9,840 $9,840 $13,908
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 $19,526 $40,524 $49,930 $64,273 $31,263 $38,203 $42,666 $48,115 $30,411 $44,483 $54,581 $65,664
Annual taxes $3,639 $7,763 $9,621 $12,402 $5,951 $7,305 $8,186 $9,211 $5,832 $8,545 $10,540 $12,677
Required annual income before taxes $23,164 $48,287 $59,551 $76,674 $37,214 $45,508 $50,852 $57,325 $51,797 $36,243 $53,028 $65,120 $78,340

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $85,116
Business & Financial Operations $60,941
Computer & Mathematical $66,332
Architecture & Engineering $70,488
Life, Physical, & Social Science $54,450
Community & Social Service $41,694
Legal $61,960
Education, Training, & Library $52,567
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,681
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,344
Healthcare Support $29,668
Protective Service $31,540
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,648
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,132
Personal Care & Service $23,753
Sales & Related $24,936
Office & Administrative Support $31,263
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,543
Construction & Extraction $42,486
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,482
Production $40,264
Transportation & Material Moving $30,450