Living Wage Calculation for Tulsa, OK

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 $10.45 $23.03 $27.64 $35.65 $17.84 $21.20 $24.18 $26.74 $16.11 $8.60 $12.37 $15.36 $18.14
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 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

*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 $6,197 $11,440 $16,683 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,197 $11,440 $16,683
Medical $2,195 $7,065 $6,784 $6,842 $5,304 $6,784 $6,842 $6,512 $5,304 $6,784 $6,842 $6,512
Housing $6,358 $9,720 $9,720 $13,099 $7,527 $9,720 $9,720 $13,099 $6,358 $9,720 $9,720 $13,099
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 $18,430 $40,425 $48,483 $62,491 $31,353 $37,237 $42,439 $46,922 $30,184 $43,434 $53,879 $63,605
Annual taxes $3,311 $7,468 $9,001 $11,657 $5,750 $6,859 $7,847 $8,690 $5,587 $8,039 $10,026 $11,868
Required annual income before taxes $21,740 $47,893 $57,484 $74,148 $37,103 $44,096 $50,286 $55,612 $50,258 $35,770 $51,473 $63,905 $75,472

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $86,459
Business & Financial Operations $61,377
Computer & Mathematical $69,362
Architecture & Engineering $74,374
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,323
Community & Social Service $41,738
Legal $74,774
Education, Training, & Library $37,177
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,631
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,195
Healthcare Support $26,794
Protective Service $35,506
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,219
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,724
Personal Care & Service $20,305
Sales & Related $25,605
Office & Administrative Support $32,769
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,518
Construction & Extraction $39,104
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,219
Production $36,839
Transportation & Material Moving $31,324