Living Wage Calculation for Marshall County, West Virginia

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 $18.03 $31.17 $38.48 $49.74 $25.60 $31.11 $35.37 $37.06 $12.80 $17.73 $21.88 $24.81
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 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75

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 $3,650 $5,381 $8,071 $10,727 $6,692 $8,330 $10,728 $13,080 $6,692 $8,330 $10,728 $13,080
Child Care $0 $7,688 $14,827 $21,691 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,688 $14,827 $21,691
Medical $2,923 $8,411 $8,297 $8,768 $5,851 $8,297 $8,768 $8,356 $5,851 $8,297 $8,768 $8,356
Housing $7,521 $11,089 $11,089 $14,409 $8,846 $11,089 $11,089 $14,409 $8,846 $11,089 $11,089 $14,409
Transportation $10,391 $12,026 $15,148 $17,430 $12,026 $15,148 $17,430 $17,410 $12,026 $15,148 $17,430 $17,410
Civic $2,165 $3,810 $4,795 $5,553 $3,810 $4,795 $5,553 $5,191 $3,810 $4,795 $5,553 $5,191
Internet & Mobile $1,434 $1,434 $1,434 $1,434 $2,013 $2,013 $2,013 $2,013 $2,013 $2,013 $2,013 $2,013
Other $3,903 $6,966 $7,407 $10,238 $6,966 $7,407 $10,238 $9,841 $6,966 $7,407 $10,238 $9,841
Required annual income after taxes $31,986 $56,804 $71,067 $90,250 $46,204 $57,079 $65,819 $70,300 $46,204 $64,767 $80,646 $91,991
Annual taxes $5,519 $8,030 $8,969 $13,204 $7,036 $7,635 $7,757 $6,786 $7,036 $9,007 $10,392 $11,229
Required annual income before taxes $37,505 $64,834 $80,036 $103,454 $53,240 $64,713 $73,576 $77,086 $53,240 $73,774 $91,038 $103,219

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 $98,080
Business & Financial Operations $69,410
Computer & Mathematical $78,140
Architecture & Engineering $83,100
Life, Physical, & Social Science $66,770
Community & Social Service $43,290
Legal $85,570
Education, Training, & Library $53,820
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $48,840
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $80,330
Healthcare Support $29,610
Protective Service $38,300
Food Preparation & Serving Related $26,350
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,360
Personal Care & Service $31,440
Sales & Related $35,950
Office & Administrative Support $37,620
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,700
Construction & Extraction $52,740
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,760
Production $43,830
Transportation & Material Moving $37,400