Living Wage Calculation for Bend, OR

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual in a household must earn to support themsleves and/or their family, working full-time, or 2080 hours per year. The tables below provide living wage estimates for individuals and households with one or two working adults and zero to three children. In households with two working adults, all hourly values reflect what one working adult requires to earn to meet their families’ basic needs, assuming the other adult also earns the same.

The poverty wage and state minimum wage are for reference purposes. Poverty wage estimates come from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Poverty Guidelines for 2024 and have been converted from an annual value to an hourly wage for ease of comparison. The state minimum wage data is sourced from the Labor Law Center and includes the minimum wage in a given state as of January of that year.

For further detail, please reference the Methodology page. The data on this page was last updated on February 14, 2024.

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 $23.68 $41.97 $53.41 $70.04 $33.33 $40.70 $46.10 $51.02 $16.66 $23.59 $29.54 $34.65
Poverty Wage $7.24 $9.83 $12.41 $15.00 $9.83 $12.41 $15.00 $17.59 $4.91 $6.21 $7.50 $8.79
Minimum Wage $14.20 $14.20 $14.20 $14.20 $14.20 $14.20 $14.20 $14.20 $14.20 $14.20 $14.20 $14.20

Typical Expenses

The table below shows the costs of each basic need that go into estimating the living wage. Like with the living wage, their values vary by location and family size.

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 $4,720 $6,958 $10,437 $13,872 $8,654 $10,772 $13,874 $16,915 $8,654 $10,772 $13,874 $16,915
Child Care $0 $11,035 $22,070 $29,953 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,035 $22,070 $29,953
Medical $2,386 $8,184 $8,073 $8,535 $5,801 $8,073 $8,535 $8,130 $5,801 $8,073 $8,535 $8,130
Housing $13,473 $19,577 $19,577 $27,586 $15,476 $19,577 $19,577 $27,586 $15,476 $19,577 $19,577 $27,586
Transportation $10,726 $12,413 $15,637 $17,992 $12,413 $15,637 $17,992 $17,971 $12,413 $15,637 $17,992 $17,971
Civic $3,032 $5,335 $6,715 $7,776 $5,335 $6,715 $7,776 $7,269 $5,335 $6,715 $7,776 $7,269
Internet & Mobile $1,511 $1,511 $1,511 $1,511 $2,106 $2,106 $2,106 $2,106 $2,106 $2,106 $2,106 $2,106
Other $4,739 $8,459 $8,994 $12,431 $8,459 $8,994 $12,431 $11,950 $8,459 $8,994 $12,431 $11,950
Required annual income after taxes $40,587 $73,473 $93,013 $119,657 $58,244 $71,873 $82,291 $91,928 $58,244 $82,908 $104,361 $121,881
Annual taxes $8,676 $13,825 $18,075 $26,032 $11,081 $12,773 $13,588 $14,188 $11,081 $15,244 $18,529 $22,256
Required annual income before taxes $49,264 $87,298 $111,088 $145,689 $69,325 $84,646 $95,878 $106,116 $69,325 $98,151 $122,889 $144,137

Typical Annual Salaries

The average annual salaries for various occupations in the table below comes from the latest state-level data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates. When available, this data is specific to a given metro area.

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $102,500
Business & Financial Operations $76,390
Computer & Mathematical $94,890
Architecture & Engineering $88,380
Life, Physical, & Social Science $78,250
Community & Social Service $56,680
Legal $91,310
Education, Training, & Library $60,520
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $56,790
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $116,970
Healthcare Support $42,380
Protective Service $64,370
Food Preparation & Serving Related $33,610
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $38,040
Personal Care & Service $38,850
Sales & Related $44,980
Office & Administrative Support $44,550
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $48,540
Construction & Extraction $56,120
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $55,560
Production $45,140
Transportation & Material Moving $44,450