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 $17.48 $34.00 $41.93 $55.77 $26.72 $33.39 $39.32 $43.87 $13.11 $18.87 $24.01 $28.46
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 $6,995 $13,989 $20,984 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,995 $13,989 $20,984
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 $9,528 $13,596 $13,596 $19,092 $10,320 $13,596 $13,596 $19,092 $9,528 $13,596 $13,596 $19,092
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 $28,100 $54,667 $67,409 $89,676 $42,965 $53,692 $63,217 $70,537 $42,173 $60,687 $77,206 $91,521
Annual taxes $8,252 $16,054 $19,795 $26,334 $12,617 $15,767 $18,564 $20,714 $12,385 $17,821 $22,672 $26,876
Required annual income before taxes $36,352 $70,720 $87,205 $116,010 $55,583 $69,459 $81,782 $91,251 $54,558 $78,508 $99,879 $118,397

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $93,368
Business & Financial Operations $63,986
Computer & Mathematical $77,853
Architecture & Engineering $80,164
Life, Physical, & Social Science $67,442
Community & Social Service $58,839
Legal $65,773
Education, Training, & Library $55,875
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,766
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $85,835
Healthcare Support $33,619
Protective Service $70,032
Food Preparation & Serving Related $27,456
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $33,181
Personal Care & Service $27,777
Sales & Related $33,191
Office & Administrative Support $40,874
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $46,192
Construction & Extraction $53,757
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $54,838
Production $42,779
Transportation & Material Moving $40,350