Living Wage Calculation for Sandusky 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 $15.33 $28.81 $35.85 $47.65 $23.92 $28.42 $34.00 $36.83 $11.96 $16.10 $20.78 $24.23
Poverty Wage $6.19 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $14.92 $4.19 $5.28 $6.37 $7.46
Minimum Wage $9.30 $9.30 $9.30 $9.30 $9.30 $9.30 $9.30 $9.30 $9.30 $9.30 $9.30 $9.30

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 $3,423 $5,044 $7,577 $10,050 $6,275 $7,809 $10,068 $12,257 $6,275 $7,809 $10,068 $12,257
Child Care $0 $6,520 $13,040 $19,560 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,520 $13,040 $19,560
Medical $2,637 $6,825 $6,611 $6,921 $5,626 $6,611 $6,921 $6,710 $5,626 $6,611 $6,921 $6,710
Housing $7,232 $9,699 $9,699 $13,218 $7,764 $9,699 $9,699 $13,218 $7,764 $9,699 $9,699 $13,218
Transportation $5,305 $9,414 $12,239 $14,456 $9,414 $12,239 $14,456 $15,700 $9,414 $12,239 $14,456 $15,700
Civic $2,894 $4,646 $5,741 $7,496 $4,646 $5,741 $7,496 $5,959 $4,646 $5,741 $7,496 $5,959
Other $4,939 $7,366 $6,739 $9,804 $7,366 $6,739 $9,804 $9,484 $7,366 $6,739 $9,804 $9,484
Required annual income after taxes $26,554 $49,637 $61,768 $81,628 $41,216 $48,961 $58,568 $63,450 $41,216 $55,481 $71,608 $83,010
Annual taxes $5,329 $10,294 $12,809 $17,481 $8,547 $10,153 $12,146 $13,158 $8,547 $11,506 $14,850 $17,777
Required annual income before taxes $31,883 $59,931 $74,578 $99,109 $49,763 $59,114 $70,714 $76,608 $49,763 $66,987 $86,458 $100,786

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $107,599
Business & Financial Operations $71,476
Computer & Mathematical $87,226
Architecture & Engineering $83,674
Life, Physical, & Social Science $70,524
Community & Social Service $48,300
Legal $76,173
Education, Training, & Library $59,235
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $48,278
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $67,924
Healthcare Support $29,896
Protective Service $49,156
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,973
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $30,131
Personal Care & Service $25,787
Sales & Related $32,100
Office & Administrative Support $40,371
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,203
Construction & Extraction $54,099
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $50,665
Production $40,360
Transportation & Material Moving $35,117