Living Wage Calculation for Raleigh County, West Virginia

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 $11.33 $22.05 $26.96 $33.27 $17.88 $21.20 $23.67 $26.37 $8.94 $12.34 $14.78 $17.33
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 $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

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 $6,079 $10,224 $14,368 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,079 $10,224 $14,368
Medical $2,364 $6,342 $6,054 $6,175 $5,174 $6,054 $6,175 $6,076 $5,174 $6,054 $6,175 $6,076
Housing $7,596 $8,928 $8,928 $11,184 $7,800 $8,928 $8,928 $11,184 $7,800 $8,928 $8,928 $11,184
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 $20,104 $38,908 $47,444 $58,356 $31,606 $37,415 $41,742 $46,394 $31,606 $43,494 $51,966 $60,762
Annual taxes $3,472 $6,950 $8,635 $10,846 $5,583 $6,675 $7,498 $8,460 $5,583 $7,847 $9,537 $11,332
Required annual income before taxes $23,576 $45,858 $56,080 $69,203 $37,188 $44,090 $49,240 $54,854 $37,188 $51,342 $61,503 $72,095

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $78,046
Business & Financial Operations $59,058
Computer & Mathematical $65,523
Architecture & Engineering $72,536
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,365
Community & Social Service $36,451
Legal $63,042
Education, Training, & Library $41,361
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,553
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,907
Healthcare Support $26,510
Protective Service $32,670
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,594
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,877
Personal Care & Service $20,533
Sales & Related $23,298
Office & Administrative Support $30,281
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,430
Construction & Extraction $44,898
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,952
Production $35,719
Transportation & Material Moving $32,599