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 $10.34 $20.87 $27.00 $34.76 $16.64 $20.93 $23.39 $26.19 $12.01 $8.22 $12.01 $14.79 $17.75
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 $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 $2,983 $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 $5,387 $10,774 $16,161 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,387 $10,774 $16,161
Medical $2,083 $6,371 $6,085 $6,245 $4,811 $6,085 $6,245 $6,103 $4,811 $6,085 $6,245 $6,103
Housing $6,456 $8,268 $8,268 $11,916 $6,828 $8,268 $8,268 $11,916 $6,456 $8,268 $8,268 $11,916
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 $18,381 $36,908 $47,593 $61,125 $29,474 $37,018 $41,322 $46,243 $29,102 $42,405 $52,096 $62,404
Annual taxes $3,136 $6,501 $8,562 $11,170 $5,142 $6,521 $7,324 $8,232 $5,091 $7,538 $9,451 $11,429
Required annual income before taxes $21,517 $43,409 $56,155 $72,295 $34,616 $43,539 $48,646 $54,476 $49,942 $34,193 $49,942 $61,547 $73,833

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $70,130
Business & Financial Operations $62,480
Computer & Mathematical $74,870
Architecture & Engineering $73,350
Life, Physical, & Social Science $47,180
Community & Social Service $30,210
Legal $47,480
Education, Training, & Library $42,950
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,000
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $47,900
Healthcare Support $20,280
Protective Service $22,670
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,680
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,130
Personal Care & Service $18,860
Sales & Related $19,620
Office & Administrative Support $26,020
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $31,490
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $34,510
Production $31,120
Transportation & Material Moving $26,810