Living Wage Calculation for Roane 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 $10.68 $21.24 $25.76 $32.42 $17.17 $20.09 $22.64 $25.07 $8.59 $11.76 $14.22 $16.61
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
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 $2,994 $4,413 $6,644 $8,812 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741
Child Care $0 $5,980 $10,058 $14,135 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,980 $10,058 $14,135
Medical $2,185 $6,207 $5,864 $5,946 $4,983 $5,864 $5,946 $5,665 $4,983 $5,864 $5,946 $5,665
Housing $6,288 $7,728 $7,728 $10,560 $6,732 $7,728 $7,728 $10,560 $6,732 $7,728 $7,728 $10,560
Transportation $4,623 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329
Other $2,824 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808
Required annual income after taxes $18,913 $37,448 $45,297 $56,847 $30,324 $35,427 $39,890 $44,103 $30,324 $41,407 $49,948 $58,238
Annual taxes $3,306 $6,730 $8,273 $10,578 $5,392 $6,357 $7,194 $8,035 $5,392 $7,497 $9,201 $10,855
Required annual income before taxes $22,219 $44,178 $53,571 $67,425 $35,716 $41,785 $47,084 $52,138 $35,716 $48,905 $59,149 $69,093

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $77,555
Business & Financial Operations $58,544
Computer & Mathematical $65,025
Architecture & Engineering $72,432
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,586
Community & Social Service $35,923
Legal $58,359
Education, Training, & Library $44,492
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,023
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,581
Healthcare Support $25,738
Protective Service $31,695
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,451
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,909
Personal Care & Service $20,297
Sales & Related $22,529
Office & Administrative Support $29,493
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,804
Construction & Extraction $44,317
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,597
Production $35,295
Transportation & Material Moving $30,779