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 $13.39 $28.40 $33.20 $42.37 $21.16 $27.40 $30.15 $35.72 $15.87 $9.91 $15.87 $18.06 $21.65
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 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00

*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 $3,560 $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 $7,411 $10,111 $12,812 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,411 $10,111 $12,812
Medical $1,998 $6,439 $6,152 $6,313 $5,066 $6,152 $6,313 $6,170 $5,066 $6,152 $6,313 $6,170
Housing $11,928 $19,224 $19,224 $27,168 $14,364 $19,224 $19,224 $27,168 $11,928 $19,224 $19,224 $27,168
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 $24,053 $50,183 $58,353 $73,934 $37,677 $48,479 $53,186 $62,693 $35,241 $55,890 $63,297 $75,505
Annual taxes $3,794 $8,880 $10,708 $14,193 $6,338 $8,509 $9,533 $11,603 $6,003 $10,141 $11,847 $14,555
Required annual income before taxes $27,848 $59,063 $69,061 $88,127 $44,015 $56,988 $62,718 $74,296 $66,031 $41,244 $66,031 $75,144 $90,060

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $103,750
Business & Financial Operations $68,500
Computer & Mathematical $84,730
Architecture & Engineering $91,230
Life, Physical, & Social Science $74,460
Community & Social Service $48,880
Legal $111,710
Education, Training, & Library $47,000
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $47,640
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $82,380
Healthcare Support $32,410
Protective Service $57,550
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,210
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,990
Personal Care & Service $23,060
Sales & Related $26,480
Office & Administrative Support $36,820
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $20,950
Construction & Extraction $46,290
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,390
Production $30,050
Transportation & Material Moving $27,200