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 $10.72 $21.77 $25.73 $33.33 $17.41 $20.10 $23.07 $25.87 $15.29 $8.58 $11.75 $14.42 $16.99
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 $2,986 $4,394 $6,613 $8,777 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702
Child Care $0 $5,944 $9,996 $14,048 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,944 $9,996 $14,048
Medical $2,214 $6,072 $5,791 $5,849 $4,852 $5,791 $5,849 $5,519 $4,852 $5,791 $5,849 $5,519
Housing $6,900 $8,940 $8,940 $12,732 $7,368 $8,940 $8,940 $12,732 $6,900 $8,940 $8,940 $12,732
Transportation $4,236 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989
Other $2,656 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620
Required annual income after taxes $18,992 $38,398 $45,266 $58,496 $30,742 $35,464 $40,665 $45,561 $30,274 $41,408 $50,661 $59,609
Annual taxes $3,306 $6,884 $8,243 $10,840 $5,464 $6,338 $7,317 $8,242 $5,399 $7,469 $9,323 $11,061
Required annual income before taxes $22,298 $45,282 $53,509 $69,336 $36,206 $41,801 $47,983 $53,803 $47,711 $35,673 $48,877 $59,985 $70,671

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $71,514
Business & Financial Operations $66,482
Computer & Mathematical $79,397
Architecture & Engineering $73,503
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,890
Community & Social Service $33,538
Legal $53,341
Education, Training, & Library $42,650
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,021
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $51,199
Healthcare Support $21,361
Protective Service $23,524
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,865
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,705
Personal Care & Service $20,029
Sales & Related $21,136
Office & Administrative Support $28,167
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $34,297
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $35,568
Production $33,067
Transportation & Material Moving $26,732