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 $14.39 $30.67 $35.94 $47.92 $22.59 $27.85 $31.08 $37.18 $21.30 $10.61 $16.36 $19.67 $24.39
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 $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 $3,564 $5,245 $7,893 $10,476 $6,533 $8,124 $10,487 $12,773 $6,533 $8,124 $10,487 $12,773
Child Care $0 $8,260 $13,911 $19,562 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,260 $13,911 $19,562
Medical $2,150 $6,828 $6,547 $6,604 $5,139 $6,547 $6,604 $6,274 $5,139 $6,547 $6,604 $6,274
Housing $13,416 $21,144 $21,144 $30,120 $15,912 $21,144 $21,144 $30,120 $13,416 $21,144 $21,144 $30,120
Transportation $3,860 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $10,013 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $10,013
Other $2,803 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $5,932 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $5,932
Required annual income after taxes $25,793 $53,985 $62,867 $83,208 $40,093 $49,187 $54,681 $65,112 $37,597 $57,447 $68,592 $84,674
Annual taxes $4,142 $9,813 $11,884 $16,469 $6,889 $8,748 $9,961 $12,225 $6,541 $10,613 $13,220 $16,808
Required annual income before taxes $29,935 $63,798 $74,750 $99,677 $46,982 $57,935 $64,642 $77,336 $66,441 $44,138 $68,060 $81,813 $101,482

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $107,400
Business & Financial Operations $72,242
Computer & Mathematical $85,424
Architecture & Engineering $93,490
Life, Physical, & Social Science $78,228
Community & Social Service $51,855
Legal $124,292
Education, Training, & Library $49,364
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $50,358
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $84,224
Healthcare Support $35,404
Protective Service $52,962
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,852
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,854
Personal Care & Service $24,549
Sales & Related $28,106
Office & Administrative Support $38,233
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,006
Construction & Extraction $49,046
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,529
Production $31,406
Transportation & Material Moving $28,700