Living Wage Calculation for Albany, OR

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 $11.97 $26.36 $32.67 $42.29 $19.85 $25.26 $27.99 $32.83 $9.55 $14.64 $17.77 $21.96
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 $11.25 $11.25 $11.25 $11.25 $11.25 $11.25 $11.25 $11.25 $11.25 $11.25 $11.25 $11.25

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 $3,592 $5,306 $7,976 $10,578 $6,586 $8,208 $10,589 $12,893 $6,586 $8,208 $10,589 $12,893
Child Care $0 $6,797 $12,776 $18,755 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,797 $12,776 $18,755
Medical $2,068 $7,910 $7,622 $7,742 $5,319 $7,622 $7,742 $7,643 $5,319 $7,622 $7,742 $7,643
Housing $7,752 $12,072 $12,072 $17,436 $9,132 $12,072 $12,072 $17,436 $7,752 $12,072 $12,072 $17,436
Transportation $4,094 $7,982 $10,126 $11,032 $7,982 $10,126 $11,032 $11,564 $7,982 $10,126 $11,032 $11,564
Other $2,734 $4,558 $4,732 $5,953 $4,558 $4,732 $5,953 $5,955 $4,558 $4,732 $5,953 $5,955
Required annual income after taxes $20,241 $44,625 $55,303 $71,495 $33,576 $42,760 $47,388 $55,492 $32,196 $49,557 $60,164 $74,247
Annual taxes $4,663 $10,206 $12,657 $16,458 $7,706 $9,778 $10,840 $12,785 $7,513 $11,338 $13,772 $17,089
Required annual income before taxes $24,904 $54,831 $67,960 $87,953 $41,282 $52,539 $58,228 $68,277 $39,710 $60,896 $73,936 $91,336

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $82,457
Business & Financial Operations $57,360
Computer & Mathematical $67,678
Architecture & Engineering $68,054
Life, Physical, & Social Science $66,133
Community & Social Service $49,787
Legal $71,957
Education, Training, & Library $50,682
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $30,718
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $74,976
Healthcare Support $29,874
Protective Service $61,528
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,467
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,204
Personal Care & Service $29,925
Sales & Related $29,295
Office & Administrative Support $36,909
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $41,259
Construction & Extraction $47,866
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,728
Production $39,592
Transportation & Material Moving $36,441