Living Wage Calculation for Woodward 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 $13.34 $27.31 $33.46 $42.74 $22.68 $26.57 $30.18 $32.35 $11.34 $15.05 $18.61 $21.46
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 $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 $3,177 $4,670 $6,990 $9,294 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345
Child Care $0 $5,919 $11,837 $17,756 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,919 $11,837 $17,756
Medical $2,646 $8,193 $7,881 $8,020 $6,271 $7,881 $8,020 $7,674 $6,271 $7,881 $8,020 $7,674
Housing $6,588 $8,952 $8,952 $12,312 $7,860 $8,952 $8,952 $12,312 $7,860 $8,952 $8,952 $12,312
Transportation $5,113 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611
Civic $1,811 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982
Other $2,875 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $6,235 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $6,235
Required annual income after taxes $22,210 $45,688 $56,031 $71,622 $37,910 $44,441 $50,517 $54,158 $37,910 $50,360 $62,354 $71,914
Annual taxes $5,538 $11,117 $13,574 $17,279 $9,269 $10,821 $12,264 $13,129 $9,269 $12,227 $15,077 $17,349
Required annual income before taxes $27,748 $56,805 $69,605 $88,901 $47,179 $55,262 $62,781 $67,287 $47,179 $62,587 $77,431 $89,262

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $86,836
Business & Financial Operations $62,345
Computer & Mathematical $69,762
Architecture & Engineering $78,938
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,751
Community & Social Service $39,633
Legal $69,086
Education, Training, & Library $40,421
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,705
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,674
Healthcare Support $26,589
Protective Service $37,587
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,359
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,533
Personal Care & Service $23,131
Sales & Related $26,282
Office & Administrative Support $34,395
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,361
Construction & Extraction $41,556
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,891
Production $36,932
Transportation & Material Moving $32,553