Living Wage Calculation for Oklahoma City, 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 $10.67 $22.95 $27.56 $35.66 $17.82 $21.12 $24.10 $26.75 $16.06 $8.71 $12.34 $15.32 $18.15
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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 $2,986 $4,394 $6,613 $8,777 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702
Child Care $0 $6,197 $11,440 $16,683 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,197 $11,440 $16,683
Medical $2,195 $7,065 $6,784 $6,842 $5,304 $6,784 $6,842 $6,512 $5,304 $6,784 $6,842 $6,512
Housing $6,762 $9,582 $9,582 $13,123 $7,488 $9,582 $9,582 $13,123 $6,762 $9,582 $9,582 $13,123
Transportation $4,236 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989
Other $2,656 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620
Required annual income after taxes $18,834 $40,287 $48,345 $62,515 $31,314 $37,099 $42,301 $46,945 $30,588 $43,296 $53,741 $63,628
Annual taxes $3,367 $7,449 $8,982 $11,661 $5,744 $6,839 $7,828 $8,693 $5,643 $8,020 $10,007 $11,871
Required annual income before taxes $22,201 $47,736 $57,327 $74,175 $37,058 $43,939 $50,129 $55,638 $50,101 $36,231 $51,316 $63,748 $75,499

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $81,354
Business & Financial Operations $61,234
Computer & Mathematical $65,723
Architecture & Engineering $75,491
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,478
Community & Social Service $39,832
Legal $66,328
Education, Training, & Library $39,565
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,552
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,570
Healthcare Support $27,265
Protective Service $44,424
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,670
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,786
Personal Care & Service $20,582
Sales & Related $26,804
Office & Administrative Support $32,667
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,220
Construction & Extraction $40,447
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,245
Production $32,554
Transportation & Material Moving $31,550