Living Wage Calculation for Canton-Massillon, OH

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 $12.71 $27.36 $34.55 $44.62 $21.39 $25.52 $29.12 $30.77 $10.42 $15.05 $19.15 $22.40
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 $8.70 $8.70 $8.70 $8.70 $8.70 $8.70 $8.70 $8.70 $8.70 $8.70 $8.70 $8.70

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 $3,246 $4,771 $7,141 $9,494 $5,950 $7,394 $9,505 $11,589 $5,950 $7,394 $9,505 $11,589
Child Care $0 $7,854 $15,708 $23,562 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,854 $15,708 $23,562
Medical $2,720 $6,822 $6,510 $6,650 $5,477 $6,510 $6,650 $6,303 $5,477 $6,510 $6,650 $6,303
Housing $6,000 $9,156 $9,156 $11,664 $6,948 $9,156 $9,156 $11,664 $6,000 $9,156 $9,156 $11,664
Transportation $5,149 $9,443 $11,753 $13,993 $9,443 $11,753 $13,993 $12,698 $9,443 $11,753 $13,993 $12,698
Civic $1,956 $4,200 $3,838 $4,457 $4,200 $3,838 $4,457 $4,300 $4,200 $3,838 $4,457 $4,300
Other $2,835 $4,620 $5,070 $6,127 $4,620 $5,070 $6,127 $6,145 $4,620 $5,070 $6,127 $6,145
Required annual income after taxes $21,905 $46,866 $59,177 $75,946 $36,638 $43,722 $49,887 $52,699 $35,690 $51,576 $65,595 $76,261
Annual taxes $4,524 $10,043 $12,682 $16,870 $7,851 $9,370 $10,691 $11,293 $7,648 $11,053 $14,057 $16,940
Required annual income before taxes $26,429 $56,909 $71,858 $92,816 $44,489 $53,091 $60,578 $63,992 $43,338 $62,628 $79,652 $93,201

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,706
Business & Financial Operations $59,091
Computer & Mathematical $61,833
Architecture & Engineering $65,895
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,472
Community & Social Service $41,904
Legal $71,112
Education, Training, & Library $53,035
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,684
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,270
Healthcare Support $25,914
Protective Service $36,871
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,655
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,039
Personal Care & Service $23,418
Sales & Related $27,991
Office & Administrative Support $34,937
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,239
Construction & Extraction $47,971
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,032
Production $34,620
Transportation & Material Moving $29,771