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 $10.91 $23.37 $28.56 $36.23 $18.11 $22.07 $24.62 $27.41 $25.05 $8.74 $12.82 $15.61 $18.51
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 $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 $2,994 $4,413 $6,644 $8,812 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741
Child Care $0 $6,235 $11,511 $16,787 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,235 $11,511 $16,787
Medical $2,165 $7,204 $6,861 $6,943 $5,437 $6,861 $6,943 $6,662 $5,437 $6,861 $6,943 $6,662
Housing $6,603 $10,005 $10,005 $13,484 $7,741 $10,005 $10,005 $13,484 $6,603 $10,005 $10,005 $13,484
Transportation $4,623 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329
Other $2,824 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808
Required annual income after taxes $19,208 $40,977 $50,024 $63,420 $31,787 $38,701 $43,164 $48,024 $30,648 $44,936 $54,675 $64,811
Annual taxes $3,481 $7,633 $9,370 $11,937 $5,878 $7,196 $8,053 $8,981 $5,719 $8,393 $10,263 $12,204
Required annual income before taxes $22,690 $48,610 $59,395 $75,356 $37,665 $45,898 $51,217 $57,004 $52,108 $36,367 $53,330 $64,938 $77,014

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,387
Business & Financial Operations $62,988
Computer & Mathematical $69,017
Architecture & Engineering $75,847
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,595
Community & Social Service $41,293
Legal $68,770
Education, Training, & Library $37,353
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,698
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,783
Healthcare Support $27,282
Protective Service $38,392
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,669
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,558
Personal Care & Service $20,595
Sales & Related $26,561
Office & Administrative Support $33,598
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,461
Construction & Extraction $39,698
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,064
Production $37,826
Transportation & Material Moving $31,674