Living Wage Calculation for Clackamas County, Oregon

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual in a household must earn to support themsleves and/or their family, working full-time, or 2080 hours per year. The tables below provide living wage estimates for individuals and households with one or two working adults and zero to three children. In households with two working adults, all hourly values reflect what one working adult requires to earn to meet their families’ basic needs, assuming the other adult also earns the same.

The poverty wage and state minimum wage are for reference purposes. Poverty wage estimates come from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Poverty Guidelines for 2024 and have been converted from an annual value to an hourly wage for ease of comparison. The state minimum wage data is sourced from the Labor Law Center and includes the minimum wage in a given state as of January of that year.

For further detail, please reference the Methodology page. The data on this page was last updated on February 14, 2024.

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 $27.72 $47.85 $62.38 $81.59 $36.84 $43.33 $48.64 $54.56 $18.42 $26.34 $33.83 $40.25
Poverty Wage $7.24 $9.83 $12.41 $15.00 $9.83 $12.41 $15.00 $17.59 $4.91 $6.21 $7.50 $8.79
Minimum Wage $14.20 $14.20 $14.20 $14.20 $14.20 $14.20 $14.20 $14.20 $14.20 $14.20 $14.20 $14.20

Typical Expenses

The table below shows the costs of each basic need that go into estimating the living wage. Like with the living wage, their values vary by location and family size.

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 $4,630 $6,825 $10,238 $13,607 $8,489 $10,567 $13,609 $16,592 $8,489 $10,567 $13,609 $16,592
Child Care $0 $15,720 $31,440 $41,208 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $15,720 $31,440 $41,208
Medical $2,272 $7,559 $7,447 $7,910 $5,420 $7,447 $7,910 $7,505 $5,420 $7,447 $7,910 $7,505
Housing $20,387 $25,009 $25,009 $34,708 $21,944 $25,009 $25,009 $34,708 $21,944 $25,009 $25,009 $34,708
Transportation $10,339 $11,965 $15,072 $17,343 $11,965 $15,072 $17,343 $17,323 $11,965 $15,072 $17,343 $17,323
Civic $3,032 $5,335 $6,715 $7,776 $5,335 $6,715 $7,776 $7,269 $5,335 $6,715 $7,776 $7,269
Internet & Mobile $1,774 $1,774 $1,774 $1,774 $2,369 $2,369 $2,369 $2,369 $2,369 $2,369 $2,369 $2,369
Other $4,739 $8,459 $8,994 $12,431 $8,459 $8,994 $12,431 $11,950 $8,459 $8,994 $12,431 $11,950
Required annual income after taxes $47,173 $82,646 $106,688 $136,758 $63,981 $76,172 $86,446 $97,716 $63,981 $91,892 $117,886 $138,924
Annual taxes $10,477 $16,877 $23,066 $32,941 $12,650 $13,949 $14,724 $15,771 $12,650 $17,701 $22,833 $28,535
Required annual income before taxes $57,650 $99,523 $129,754 $169,698 $76,631 $90,121 $101,170 $113,487 $76,631 $109,593 $140,719 $167,459

Typical Annual Salaries

The average annual salaries for various occupations in the table below comes from the latest state-level data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates. When available, this data is specific to a given metro area.

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $113,440
Business & Financial Operations $81,170
Computer & Mathematical $100,300
Architecture & Engineering $99,110
Life, Physical, & Social Science $76,140
Community & Social Service $57,120
Legal $109,020
Education, Training, & Library $70,470
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $73,200
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $115,390
Healthcare Support $41,840
Protective Service $58,310
Food Preparation & Serving Related $34,460
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $38,450
Personal Care & Service $38,270
Sales & Related $48,730
Office & Administrative Support $46,350
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $41,390
Construction & Extraction $64,480
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $58,340
Production $46,480
Transportation & Material Moving $44,220