Living Wage Calculation for Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR

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 $14.59 $27.46 $33.35 $44.00 $22.19 $26.06 $28.87 $34.14 $29.38 $10.75 $15.01 $18.15 $22.52
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 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75

*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 $3,573 $5,267 $7,929 $10,517 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820
Child Care $0 $6,687 $12,569 $18,451 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,687 $12,569 $18,451
Medical $2,000 $6,318 $5,975 $6,057 $5,187 $5,975 $6,057 $5,776 $5,187 $5,975 $6,057 $5,776
Housing $12,312 $15,960 $15,960 $23,220 $13,584 $15,960 $15,960 $23,220 $12,312 $15,960 $15,960 $23,220
Transportation $4,206 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307
Other $2,976 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121
Required annual income after taxes $25,067 $46,846 $56,819 $74,927 $37,936 $44,475 $49,228 $58,245 $36,664 $51,162 $61,797 $76,696
Annual taxes $5,280 $10,269 $12,558 $16,593 $8,221 $9,724 $10,815 $12,765 $8,044 $11,259 $13,700 $16,999
Required annual income before taxes $30,347 $57,115 $69,377 $91,520 $46,157 $54,199 $60,043 $71,010 $61,110 $44,707 $62,421 $75,496 $93,695

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $103,797
Business & Financial Operations $69,881
Computer & Mathematical $90,434
Architecture & Engineering $84,900
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,552
Community & Social Service $48,267
Legal $79,715
Education, Training, & Library $53,411
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $52,125
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $86,381
Healthcare Support $37,209
Protective Service $42,939
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,039
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,884
Personal Care & Service $26,839
Sales & Related $31,242
Office & Administrative Support $39,071
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,180
Construction & Extraction $54,440
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,347
Production $37,425
Transportation & Material Moving $36,694