Living Wage Calculation for Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma

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 $10.91 $22.74 $28.33 $35.63 $17.78 $21.73 $24.21 $27.23 $8.89 $12.68 $15.46 $18.51
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 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

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 $3,010 $4,446 $6,682 $8,863 $5,518 $6,877 $8,872 $10,802 $5,518 $6,877 $8,872 $10,802
Child Care $0 $6,338 $11,701 $17,064 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,338 $11,701 $17,064
Medical $2,303 $7,293 $7,005 $7,125 $5,725 $7,005 $7,125 $7,026 $5,725 $7,005 $7,125 $7,026
Housing $6,768 $8,616 $8,616 $11,472 $6,816 $8,616 $8,616 $11,472 $6,816 $8,616 $8,616 $11,472
Transportation $4,322 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $12,206 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $12,206
Other $2,812 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $6,126 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $6,126
Required annual income after taxes $19,215 $39,806 $49,560 $62,291 $31,173 $38,054 $42,380 $47,633 $31,173 $44,392 $54,081 $64,697
Annual taxes $3,482 $7,485 $9,358 $11,830 $5,814 $7,149 $7,979 $9,015 $5,814 $8,365 $10,226 $12,292
Required annual income before taxes $22,697 $47,291 $58,917 $74,121 $36,986 $45,202 $50,360 $56,648 $36,986 $52,757 $64,307 $76,988

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $83,281
Business & Financial Operations $60,562
Computer & Mathematical $68,348
Architecture & Engineering $75,444
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,299
Community & Social Service $38,494
Legal $65,340
Education, Training, & Library $38,057
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,081
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,872
Healthcare Support $26,988
Protective Service $36,075
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,669
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,430
Personal Care & Service $20,604
Sales & Related $25,300
Office & Administrative Support $32,456
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,193
Construction & Extraction $40,517
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,648
Production $36,400
Transportation & Material Moving $33,300