Living Wage Calculation for Licking 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 $14.12 $29.27 $36.46 $47.23 $23.20 $27.44 $31.04 $33.11 $11.60 $16.01 $20.36 $23.71
Poverty Wage $6.13 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $14.75 $4.14 $5.22 $6.30 $7.38
Minimum Wage $8.70 $8.70 $8.70 $8.70 $8.70 $8.70 $8.70 $8.70 $8.70 $8.70 $8.70 $8.70

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 $3,246 $4,771 $7,141 $9,494 $5,950 $7,394 $9,505 $11,589 $5,950 $7,394 $9,505 $11,589
Child Care $0 $7,854 $15,708 $23,562 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,854 $15,708 $23,562
Medical $2,720 $6,822 $6,510 $6,650 $5,477 $6,510 $6,650 $6,303 $5,477 $6,510 $6,650 $6,303
Housing $8,124 $11,904 $11,904 $15,144 $9,528 $11,904 $11,904 $15,144 $9,528 $11,904 $11,904 $15,144
Transportation $5,149 $9,443 $11,753 $13,993 $9,443 $11,753 $13,993 $12,698 $9,443 $11,753 $13,993 $12,698
Civic $1,956 $4,200 $3,838 $4,457 $4,200 $3,838 $4,457 $4,300 $4,200 $3,838 $4,457 $4,300
Other $2,835 $4,620 $5,070 $6,127 $4,620 $5,070 $6,127 $6,145 $4,620 $5,070 $6,127 $6,145
Required annual income after taxes $24,029 $49,614 $61,925 $79,426 $39,218 $46,470 $52,635 $56,179 $39,218 $54,324 $68,343 $79,741
Annual taxes $5,345 $11,274 $13,912 $18,805 $9,046 $10,600 $11,921 $12,681 $9,046 $12,283 $16,343 $18,875
Required annual income before taxes $29,374 $60,887 $75,837 $98,231 $48,264 $57,070 $64,557 $68,860 $48,264 $66,607 $84,687 $98,616

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $100,177
Business & Financial Operations $66,733
Computer & Mathematical $80,698
Architecture & Engineering $78,140
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,595
Community & Social Service $45,342
Legal $70,416
Education, Training, & Library $55,265
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,441
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,470
Healthcare Support $27,336
Protective Service $43,715
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,136
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,182
Personal Care & Service $23,827
Sales & Related $28,963
Office & Administrative Support $37,485
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,998
Construction & Extraction $50,375
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,313
Production $37,454
Transportation & Material Moving $32,113