Living Wage Calculation for Weirton-Steubenville, WV

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 $10.13 $21.56 $25.52 $32.47 $17.19 $19.89 $22.86 $25.01 $15.15 $8.28 $11.64 $14.31 $16.56
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
Minimum Wage $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75

*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 $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 $5,944 $9,996 $14,048 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,944 $9,996 $14,048
Medical $2,214 $6,072 $5,791 $5,849 $4,852 $5,791 $5,849 $5,519 $4,852 $5,791 $5,849 $5,519
Housing $5,820 $8,556 $8,556 $11,160 $6,972 $8,556 $8,556 $11,160 $5,820 $8,556 $8,556 $11,160
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 $17,912 $38,014 $44,882 $56,924 $30,346 $35,080 $40,281 $43,989 $29,194 $41,024 $50,277 $58,037
Annual taxes $3,155 $6,830 $8,190 $10,621 $5,409 $6,284 $7,264 $8,023 $5,248 $7,415 $9,270 $10,842
Required annual income before taxes $21,067 $44,844 $53,072 $67,544 $35,755 $41,364 $47,545 $52,012 $47,274 $34,442 $48,439 $59,547 $68,879

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $75,399
Business & Financial Operations $49,989
Computer & Mathematical $65,252
Architecture & Engineering $74,958
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,439
Community & Social Service $38,878
Legal $48,298
Education, Training, & Library $44,772
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,795
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,125
Healthcare Support $22,827
Protective Service $28,823
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,885
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,705
Personal Care & Service $20,367
Sales & Related $20,326
Office & Administrative Support $28,229
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $43,583
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,365
Production $35,875
Transportation & Material Moving $28,290