Living Wage Calculation for Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

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 $14.63 $30.77 $36.56 $47.92 $22.65 $28.41 $31.22 $37.31 $32.54 $10.67 $16.66 $19.76 $24.49
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 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00

*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 $3,573 $5,267 $7,929 $10,517 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820
Child Care $0 $8,311 $13,997 $19,683 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,311 $13,997 $19,683
Medical $2,121 $6,965 $6,622 $6,704 $5,271 $6,622 $6,704 $6,423 $5,271 $6,622 $6,704 $6,423
Housing $13,308 $20,868 $20,868 $29,460 $15,696 $20,868 $20,868 $29,460 $13,308 $20,868 $20,868 $29,460
Transportation $4,206 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307
Other $2,976 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121
Required annual income after taxes $26,184 $54,025 $63,802 $83,046 $40,132 $50,030 $54,783 $65,132 $37,744 $58,341 $68,780 $84,815
Annual taxes $4,254 $9,977 $12,251 $16,632 $6,977 $9,072 $10,154 $12,467 $6,644 $10,981 $13,408 $17,043
Required annual income before taxes $30,438 $64,003 $76,053 $99,677 $47,109 $59,102 $64,936 $77,599 $67,693 $44,388 $69,322 $82,187 $101,858

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $110,824
Business & Financial Operations $75,477
Computer & Mathematical $87,667
Architecture & Engineering $94,385
Life, Physical, & Social Science $80,692
Community & Social Service $50,582
Legal $123,652
Education, Training, & Library $51,631
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $51,672
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $78,059
Healthcare Support $36,447
Protective Service $45,109
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,699
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,606
Personal Care & Service $24,957
Sales & Related $29,277
Office & Administrative Support $39,143
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,339
Construction & Extraction $51,261
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,514
Production $33,834
Transportation & Material Moving $29,246