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 $15.19 $31.35 $38.39 $50.07 $24.98 $30.45 $34.41 $38.36 $12.07 $17.26 $21.27 $25.27
Poverty Wage $6.13 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $14.75 $4.14 $5.22 $6.30 $7.38
Minimum Wage $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00

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 $3,792 $5,574 $8,343 $11,093 $6,952 $8,639 $11,106 $13,540 $6,952 $8,639 $11,106 $13,540
Child Care $0 $6,507 $13,013 $19,520 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,507 $13,013 $19,520
Medical $2,395 $7,586 $7,274 $7,414 $5,665 $7,274 $7,414 $7,067 $5,665 $7,274 $7,414 $7,067
Housing $8,652 $13,152 $13,152 $18,744 $9,984 $13,152 $13,152 $18,744 $8,652 $13,152 $13,152 $18,744
Transportation $4,900 $8,987 $11,186 $13,317 $8,987 $11,186 $13,317 $12,085 $8,987 $11,186 $13,317 $12,085
Civic $1,811 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982
Other $2,794 $4,553 $4,996 $6,037 $4,553 $4,996 $6,037 $6,055 $4,553 $4,996 $6,037 $6,055
Required annual income after taxes $24,344 $50,248 $61,519 $80,252 $40,030 $48,802 $55,153 $61,473 $38,698 $55,309 $68,166 $80,993
Annual taxes $7,251 $14,967 $18,324 $23,904 $11,923 $14,536 $16,428 $18,310 $11,526 $16,474 $20,304 $24,125
Required annual income before taxes $31,595 $65,215 $79,843 $104,155 $51,953 $63,338 $71,581 $79,784 $50,224 $71,783 $88,470 $105,118

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,964
Business & Financial Operations $59,408
Computer & Mathematical $68,329
Architecture & Engineering $74,468
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,081
Community & Social Service $52,349
Legal $67,562
Education, Training, & Library $54,887
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,249
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $77,639
Healthcare Support $32,257
Protective Service $64,319
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,586
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $30,057
Personal Care & Service $26,067
Sales & Related $30,364
Office & Administrative Support $38,528
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $42,927
Construction & Extraction $51,019
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,352
Production $40,226
Transportation & Material Moving $37,229