Living Wage Calculation for Salem, 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 $10.79 $23.65 $29.08 $36.82 $17.75 $22.95 $25.73 $29.28 $13.51 $8.68 $13.51 $16.00 $18.88
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 $6,420 $9,564 $9,564 $13,944 $7,140 $9,564 $9,564 $13,944 $6,420 $9,564 $9,564 $13,944
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 $18,323 $40,090 $49,294 $62,345 $30,083 $38,904 $43,610 $49,554 $29,363 $45,797 $54,237 $63,916
Annual taxes $4,114 $9,100 $11,193 $14,250 $6,838 $8,830 $9,900 $11,341 $6,739 $10,398 $12,317 $14,607
Required annual income before taxes $22,437 $49,189 $60,486 $76,595 $36,922 $47,734 $53,511 $60,895 $56,194 $36,103 $56,194 $66,554 $78,523

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $80,940
Business & Financial Operations $61,060
Computer & Mathematical $69,950
Architecture & Engineering $68,150
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,060
Community & Social Service $45,900
Legal $75,520
Education, Training, & Library $47,490
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,670
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $74,450
Healthcare Support $31,860
Protective Service $50,880
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,040
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,960
Personal Care & Service $22,650
Sales & Related $25,240
Office & Administrative Support $33,550
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $21,230
Construction & Extraction $40,880
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,660
Production $29,460
Transportation & Material Moving $29,510