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 $13.09 $26.35 $31.78 $40.73 $20.55 $25.65 $28.42 $33.18 $14.86 $9.83 $14.86 $17.35 $20.83
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 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $9.75

*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 $3,560 $5,390 $8,023 $10,601 $6,527 $8,260 $10,608 $12,889 $6,527 $8,260 $10,608 $12,889
Child Care $0 $6,893 $10,627 $14,362 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,893 $10,627 $14,362
Medical $1,776 $6,523 $6,237 $6,397 $4,696 $6,237 $6,397 $6,255 $4,696 $6,237 $6,397 $6,255
Housing $10,632 $14,496 $14,496 $21,084 $12,252 $14,496 $14,496 $21,084 $10,632 $14,496 $14,496 $21,084
Transportation $3,768 $7,155 $9,346 $10,196 $7,155 $9,346 $10,196 $10,231 $7,155 $9,346 $10,196 $10,231
Other $2,799 $4,565 $5,497 $6,845 $4,565 $5,497 $6,845 $6,235 $4,565 $5,497 $6,845 $6,235
Required annual income after taxes $22,535 $45,022 $54,226 $69,485 $35,195 $43,836 $48,542 $56,694 $33,575 $50,729 $59,169 $71,056
Annual taxes $4,693 $9,777 $11,870 $15,231 $7,541 $9,508 $10,578 $12,322 $7,318 $11,075 $12,995 $15,588
Required annual income before taxes $27,228 $54,799 $66,096 $84,716 $42,736 $53,343 $59,120 $69,016 $61,804 $40,894 $61,804 $72,164 $86,644

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $94,700
Business & Financial Operations $63,900
Computer & Mathematical $82,440
Architecture & Engineering $78,930
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,040
Community & Social Service $40,930
Legal $82,050
Education, Training, & Library $47,010
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $45,400
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $78,110
Healthcare Support $33,740
Protective Service $45,620
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,910
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,060
Personal Care & Service $23,590
Sales & Related $29,430
Office & Administrative Support $36,300
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,740
Construction & Extraction $50,020
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,340
Production $35,320
Transportation & Material Moving $32,040