Living Wage Calculation for Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

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 $10.73 $21.60 $26.12 $33.09 $17.31 $20.45 $23.00 $25.74 $23.31 $8.49 $11.94 $14.40 $16.94
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 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75

*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 $2,994 $4,413 $6,644 $8,812 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741
Child Care $0 $5,980 $10,058 $14,135 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,980 $10,058 $14,135
Medical $2,185 $6,207 $5,864 $5,946 $4,983 $5,864 $5,946 $5,665 $4,983 $5,864 $5,946 $5,665
Housing $6,384 $8,388 $8,388 $11,784 $6,984 $8,388 $8,388 $11,784 $6,384 $8,388 $8,388 $11,784
Transportation $4,623 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329
Other $2,824 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808
Required annual income after taxes $19,009 $38,108 $45,957 $58,071 $30,576 $36,087 $40,550 $45,327 $29,976 $42,067 $50,608 $59,462
Annual taxes $3,320 $6,822 $8,365 $10,749 $5,428 $6,449 $7,286 $8,206 $5,344 $7,589 $9,293 $11,026
Required annual income before taxes $22,329 $44,930 $54,323 $68,820 $36,003 $42,537 $47,837 $53,533 $48,485 $35,320 $49,657 $59,901 $70,488

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $78,964
Business & Financial Operations $73,111
Computer & Mathematical $81,649
Architecture & Engineering $85,075
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,927
Community & Social Service $35,851
Legal $54,398
Education, Training, & Library $40,182
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,917
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $49,687
Healthcare Support $23,280
Protective Service $26,675
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,327
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,089
Personal Care & Service $19,978
Sales & Related $22,817
Office & Administrative Support $28,979
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $35,943
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $36,766
Production $37,260
Transportation & Material Moving $27,971