Living Wage Calculation for Cincinnati, 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 $10.93 $23.05 $27.35 $34.38 $17.84 $21.38 $23.96 $27.01 $8.64 $12.68 $15.02 $17.59
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
Minimum Wage $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30

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 $3,058 $4,508 $6,786 $9,001 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972
Child Care $0 $7,037 $10,749 $14,461 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,037 $10,749 $14,461
Medical $2,332 $6,081 $5,737 $5,819 $5,182 $5,737 $5,819 $5,539 $5,182 $5,737 $5,819 $5,539
Housing $6,639 $10,090 $10,090 $14,079 $7,678 $10,090 $10,090 $14,079 $6,639 $10,090 $10,090 $14,079
Transportation $4,866 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $19,681 $41,215 $48,819 $61,278 $31,966 $38,262 $42,838 $48,244 $30,928 $45,299 $53,587 $62,705
Annual taxes $3,047 $6,722 $8,064 $10,227 $5,146 $6,213 $7,008 $7,927 $5,001 $7,442 $8,905 $10,479
Required annual income before taxes $22,728 $47,937 $56,883 $71,505 $37,112 $44,475 $49,846 $56,171 $35,929 $52,742 $62,492 $73,184

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $104,435
Business & Financial Operations $64,716
Computer & Mathematical $79,407
Architecture & Engineering $80,548
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,598
Community & Social Service $43,083
Legal $79,005
Education, Training, & Library $53,092
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,134
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,278
Healthcare Support $29,174
Protective Service $37,980
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,183
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,348
Personal Care & Service $23,424
Sales & Related $29,257
Office & Administrative Support $35,768
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,918
Construction & Extraction $46,416
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,951
Production $37,476
Transportation & Material Moving $32,127