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 $10.44 $21.84 $26.93 $33.55 $17.18 $22.34 $24.79 $27.50 $12.49 $8.35 $12.49 $14.75 $17.14
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 $6,445 $9,385 $9,385 $12,868 $7,300 $9,385 $9,385 $12,868 $6,445 $9,385 $9,385 $12,868
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 $18,466 $38,443 $47,361 $58,962 $30,265 $39,306 $43,610 $48,367 $29,410 $43,939 $51,864 $60,242
Annual taxes $3,250 $6,991 $8,662 $10,819 $5,462 $7,152 $7,959 $8,834 $5,345 $8,021 $9,506 $11,059
Required annual income before taxes $21,716 $45,433 $56,023 $69,781 $35,727 $46,458 $51,569 $57,200 $51,960 $34,755 $51,960 $61,370 $71,301

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $76,950
Business & Financial Operations $59,000
Computer & Mathematical $62,360
Architecture & Engineering $72,540
Life, Physical, & Social Science $50,540
Community & Social Service $36,480
Legal $64,820
Education, Training, & Library $37,870
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,350
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,960
Healthcare Support $25,370
Protective Service $41,880
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,750
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,430
Personal Care & Service $19,610
Sales & Related $24,670
Office & Administrative Support $30,900
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,420
Construction & Extraction $38,400
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,750
Production $30,660
Transportation & Material Moving $29,950