Living Wage Calculation for Beckley, WV

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 $11.02 $21.78 $26.69 $33.10 $17.53 $20.93 $23.40 $26.20 $8.73 $12.21 $14.65 $17.25
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 $7,024 $8,435 $8,435 $10,876 $7,167 $8,435 $8,435 $10,876 $7,024 $8,435 $8,435 $10,876
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 $19,533 $38,416 $46,952 $58,049 $30,972 $36,923 $41,249 $46,086 $30,830 $43,002 $51,473 $60,454
Annual taxes $3,392 $6,881 $8,567 $10,803 $5,494 $6,606 $7,429 $8,417 $5,475 $7,779 $9,469 $11,290
Required annual income before taxes $22,925 $45,297 $55,518 $68,852 $36,467 $43,529 $48,678 $54,503 $36,304 $50,781 $60,942 $71,744

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $69,965
Business & Financial Operations $60,023
Computer & Mathematical $53,874
Architecture & Engineering $60,430
Life, Physical, & Social Science $47,927
Community & Social Service $35,862
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $42,764
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,858
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,524
Healthcare Support $24,487
Protective Service $28,370
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,153
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,182
Personal Care & Service $20,421
Sales & Related $23,278
Office & Administrative Support $29,742
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,487
Construction & Extraction $41,554
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,915
Production $36,034
Transportation & Material Moving $29,966