Living Wage Calculation for Medford, OR

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 $11.57 $24.18 $29.55 $39.22 $18.84 $22.29 $25.54 $29.23 $17.07 $9.31 $13.11 $16.47 $20.04
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 $10.25 $10.25 $10.25 $10.25 $10.25 $10.25 $10.25 $10.25 $10.25 $10.25 $10.25 $10.25

*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 $3,564 $5,245 $7,893 $10,476 $6,533 $8,124 $10,487 $12,773 $6,533 $8,124 $10,487 $12,773
Child Care $0 $6,646 $12,492 $18,338 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,646 $12,492 $18,338
Medical $2,030 $6,183 $5,902 $5,959 $5,055 $5,902 $5,959 $5,629 $5,055 $5,902 $5,959 $5,629
Housing $7,380 $10,344 $10,344 $15,060 $7,788 $10,344 $10,344 $15,060 $7,380 $10,344 $10,344 $15,060
Transportation $3,860 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $10,013 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $10,013
Other $2,803 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $5,932 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $5,932
Required annual income after taxes $19,636 $40,926 $50,003 $66,279 $31,885 $37,742 $43,237 $49,407 $31,477 $44,388 $55,729 $67,745
Annual taxes $4,421 $9,371 $11,465 $15,288 $7,309 $8,629 $9,896 $11,382 $7,252 $10,166 $12,784 $15,623
Required annual income before taxes $24,057 $50,297 $61,468 $81,567 $39,194 $46,372 $53,132 $60,789 $53,252 $38,729 $54,555 $68,513 $83,368

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $77,459
Business & Financial Operations $58,712
Computer & Mathematical $58,702
Architecture & Engineering $62,474
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,442
Community & Social Service $43,583
Legal $75,061
Education, Training, & Library $49,169
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,791
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $81,006
Healthcare Support $34,081
Protective Service $50,317
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,288
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,271
Personal Care & Service $24,908
Sales & Related $28,659
Office & Administrative Support $33,231
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,332
Construction & Extraction $42,220
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,804
Production $32,708
Transportation & Material Moving $30,504