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 $11.31 $24.05 $29.48 $37.40 $18.05 $23.35 $26.13 $29.85 $13.71 $8.94 $13.71 $16.20 $19.16
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 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75

*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 $3,560 $5,390 $8,023 $10,601 $6,527 $8,260 $10,608 $12,889 $6,527 $8,260 $10,608 $12,889
Child Care $0 $6,893 $10,627 $14,362 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,893 $10,627 $14,362
Medical $1,776 $6,523 $6,237 $6,397 $4,696 $6,237 $6,397 $6,255 $4,696 $6,237 $6,397 $6,255
Housing $7,380 $10,296 $10,296 $15,000 $7,692 $10,296 $10,296 $15,000 $7,380 $10,296 $10,296 $15,000
Transportation $3,768 $7,155 $9,346 $10,196 $7,155 $9,346 $10,196 $10,231 $7,155 $9,346 $10,196 $10,231
Other $2,799 $4,565 $5,497 $6,845 $4,565 $5,497 $6,845 $6,235 $4,565 $5,497 $6,845 $6,235
Required annual income after taxes $19,283 $40,822 $50,026 $63,401 $30,635 $39,636 $44,342 $50,610 $30,323 $46,529 $54,969 $64,972
Annual taxes $4,246 $9,200 $11,293 $14,395 $6,914 $8,931 $10,001 $11,486 $6,871 $10,498 $12,418 $14,752
Required annual income before taxes $23,529 $50,022 $61,319 $77,796 $37,550 $48,566 $54,343 $62,096 $57,027 $37,195 $57,027 $67,387 $79,724

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $73,720
Business & Financial Operations $53,220
Computer & Mathematical $56,090
Architecture & Engineering $55,480
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,140
Community & Social Service $42,460
Legal $69,870
Education, Training, & Library $47,100
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,670
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $77,990
Healthcare Support $31,180
Protective Service $57,200
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,500
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,760
Personal Care & Service $22,730
Sales & Related $27,060
Office & Administrative Support $31,140
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,490
Construction & Extraction $42,850
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,130
Production $30,210
Transportation & Material Moving $28,640