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 $13.13 $28.95 $37.10 $49.32 $21.88 $26.14 $29.74 $32.13 $10.63 $15.85 $20.55 $24.75
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 $9,508 $19,016 $28,524 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,508 $19,016 $28,524
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 $6,727 $10,219 $10,219 $13,993 $7,781 $10,219 $10,219 $13,993 $6,727 $10,219 $10,219 $13,993
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 $22,632 $49,582 $63,547 $83,236 $37,470 $44,784 $50,950 $55,028 $36,417 $54,292 $69,966 $83,552
Annual taxes $4,675 $10,625 $13,618 $19,342 $8,030 $9,597 $10,919 $11,792 $7,804 $11,635 $15,542 $19,415
Required annual income before taxes $27,307 $60,208 $77,165 $102,579 $45,500 $54,382 $61,868 $66,820 $44,221 $65,927 $85,507 $102,967

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $103,747
Business & Financial Operations $66,979
Computer & Mathematical $80,002
Architecture & Engineering $81,291
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,928
Community & Social Service $46,590
Legal $82,181
Education, Training, & Library $54,406
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $47,244
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,066
Healthcare Support $30,548
Protective Service $40,901
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,198
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,827
Personal Care & Service $24,001
Sales & Related $30,835
Office & Administrative Support $38,272
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,093
Construction & Extraction $49,577
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,329
Production $39,244
Transportation & Material Moving $32,011