Living Wage Calculation for Clatsop County, Oregon

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 $17.27 $34.42 $42.92 $57.50 $27.10 $33.24 $39.16 $43.88 $13.55 $19.08 $24.51 $29.32
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 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50

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 $3,999 $5,893 $8,853 $11,742 $7,332 $9,124 $11,764 $14,321 $7,332 $9,124 $11,764 $14,321
Child Care $0 $7,918 $15,837 $23,755 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,918 $15,837 $23,755
Medical $2,183 $8,073 $7,860 $8,169 $5,204 $7,860 $8,169 $7,958 $5,204 $7,860 $8,169 $7,958
Housing $9,193 $13,348 $13,348 $19,099 $10,933 $13,348 $13,348 $19,099 $10,933 $13,348 $13,348 $19,099
Transportation $4,938 $8,762 $11,391 $13,456 $8,762 $11,391 $13,456 $14,613 $8,762 $11,391 $13,456 $14,613
Civic $2,581 $4,144 $5,120 $6,686 $4,144 $5,120 $6,686 $5,314 $4,144 $5,120 $6,686 $5,314
Other $4,748 $7,080 $6,477 $9,424 $7,080 $6,477 $9,424 $9,115 $7,080 $6,477 $9,424 $9,115
Required annual income after taxes $27,765 $55,341 $69,009 $92,454 $43,578 $53,443 $62,969 $70,545 $43,578 $61,361 $78,806 $94,300
Annual taxes $8,153 $16,252 $20,265 $27,150 $12,797 $15,694 $18,491 $20,716 $12,797 $18,019 $23,142 $27,692
Required annual income before taxes $35,918 $71,593 $89,274 $119,604 $56,375 $69,138 $81,460 $91,261 $56,375 $79,381 $101,948 $121,992

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $106,754
Business & Financial Operations $75,927
Computer & Mathematical $94,781
Architecture & Engineering $86,039
Life, Physical, & Social Science $68,127
Community & Social Service $53,511
Legal $82,690
Education, Training, & Library $55,715
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $55,533
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $95,455
Healthcare Support $36,658
Protective Service $54,377
Food Preparation & Serving Related $30,131
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $33,705
Personal Care & Service $33,598
Sales & Related $35,781
Office & Administrative Support $43,207
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,234
Construction & Extraction $58,529
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $52,719
Production $41,623
Transportation & Material Moving $39,312