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 $10.20 $21.57 $26.09 $32.46 $17.15 $20.42 $22.97 $25.11 $23.28 $8.22 $11.92 $14.39 $16.63
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 $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 $2,994 $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 $5,980 $10,058 $14,135 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,980 $10,058 $14,135
Medical $2,185 $6,207 $5,864 $5,946 $4,983 $5,864 $5,946 $5,665 $4,983 $5,864 $5,946 $5,665
Housing $5,400 $8,340 $8,340 $10,644 $6,696 $8,340 $8,340 $10,644 $5,400 $8,340 $8,340 $10,644
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 $18,025 $38,060 $45,909 $56,931 $30,288 $36,039 $40,502 $44,187 $28,992 $42,019 $50,560 $58,322
Annual taxes $3,182 $6,816 $8,358 $10,589 $5,387 $6,443 $7,280 $8,047 $5,207 $7,582 $9,286 $10,867
Required annual income before taxes $21,207 $44,876 $54,268 $67,521 $35,675 $42,482 $47,782 $52,234 $48,430 $34,199 $49,602 $59,846 $69,189

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $77,761
Business & Financial Operations $51,312
Computer & Mathematical $60,735
Architecture & Engineering $79,077
Life, Physical, & Social Science $68,739
Community & Social Service $38,834
Legal $49,409
Education, Training, & Library $48,329
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $32,703
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,024
Healthcare Support $23,619
Protective Service $32,116
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,204
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,912
Personal Care & Service $20,605
Sales & Related $20,399
Office & Administrative Support $28,516
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $52,341
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,579
Production $31,900
Transportation & Material Moving $28,691