Living Wage Calculation for Guernsey County, Ohio

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual in a household must earn to support his or herself and their family. The assumption is the sole provider is working full-time (2080 hours per year). The tool provides information for individuals, and households with one or two working adults and zero to three children. In the case of households with two working adults, all values are per working adult, single or in a family unless otherwise noted.

The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. Data are updated annually, in the first quarter of the new year. State minimum wages are determined based on the posted value of the minimum wage as of January one of the coming year (National Conference of State Legislatures, 2019). The poverty rate reflects a person's 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.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children
Living Wage $10.90 $22.47 $27.11 $33.03 $17.36 $21.04 $23.54 $26.10 $8.68 $12.54 $14.86 $17.21
Poverty Wage $6.00 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $14.50 $4.06 $5.13 $6.19 $7.25
Minimum Wage $8.55 $8.55 $8.55 $8.55 $8.55 $8.55 $8.55 $8.55 $8.55 $8.55 $8.55 $8.55

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.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children
Food $3,075 $4,541 $6,826 $9,053 $5,637 $7,025 $9,063 $11,035 $5,637 $7,025 $9,063 $11,035
Child Care $0 $7,153 $10,926 $14,699 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,153 $10,926 $14,699
Medical $2,648 $6,998 $6,710 $6,830 $5,482 $6,710 $6,830 $6,731 $5,482 $6,710 $6,830 $6,731
Housing $6,684 $8,184 $8,184 $10,248 $6,720 $8,184 $8,184 $10,248 $6,720 $8,184 $8,184 $10,248
Transportation $4,289 $8,362 $10,608 $11,557 $8,362 $10,608 $11,557 $12,115 $8,362 $10,608 $11,557 $12,115
Other $2,929 $4,883 $5,070 $6,378 $4,883 $5,070 $6,378 $6,381 $4,883 $5,070 $6,378 $6,381
Required annual income after taxes $19,625 $40,122 $48,324 $58,765 $31,084 $37,597 $42,012 $46,510 $31,084 $44,750 $52,938 $61,209
Annual taxes $3,043 $6,609 $8,057 $9,937 $5,033 $6,168 $6,943 $7,774 $5,033 $7,426 $8,871 $10,368
Required annual income before taxes $22,668 $46,731 $56,381 $68,702 $36,118 $43,766 $48,955 $54,284 $36,118 $52,177 $61,809 $71,577

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $98,213
Business & Financial Operations $64,679
Computer & Mathematical $79,225
Architecture & Engineering $76,267
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,284
Community & Social Service $43,760
Legal $68,135
Education, Training, & Library $53,132
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,387
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,026
Healthcare Support $27,069
Protective Service $41,168
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,391
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,788
Personal Care & Service $23,054
Sales & Related $27,465
Office & Administrative Support $35,374
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,285
Construction & Extraction $48,913
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,173
Production $36,543
Transportation & Material Moving $31,989