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 $15.28 $31.61 $40.80 $55.18 $24.21 $29.07 $34.64 $37.67 $11.78 $17.50 $23.38 $27.99
Poverty Wage $6.19 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $14.92 $4.19 $5.28 $6.37 $7.46
Minimum Wage $9.30 $9.30 $9.30 $9.30 $9.30 $9.30 $9.30 $9.30 $9.30 $9.30 $9.30 $9.30

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 $3,423 $5,044 $7,577 $10,050 $6,275 $7,809 $10,068 $12,257 $6,275 $7,809 $10,068 $12,257
Child Care $0 $10,221 $20,442 $30,663 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,221 $20,442 $30,663
Medical $2,637 $6,825 $6,611 $6,921 $5,626 $6,611 $6,921 $6,710 $5,626 $6,611 $6,921 $6,710
Housing $7,146 $10,812 $10,812 $14,671 $8,251 $10,812 $10,812 $14,671 $7,146 $10,812 $10,812 $14,671
Transportation $5,305 $9,414 $12,239 $14,456 $9,414 $12,239 $14,456 $15,700 $9,414 $12,239 $14,456 $15,700
Civic $2,894 $4,646 $5,741 $7,496 $4,646 $5,741 $7,496 $5,959 $4,646 $5,741 $7,496 $5,959
Other $4,939 $7,366 $6,739 $9,804 $7,366 $6,739 $9,804 $9,484 $7,366 $6,739 $9,804 $9,484
Required annual income after taxes $26,467 $54,450 $70,283 $94,184 $41,702 $50,074 $59,681 $64,903 $40,597 $60,294 $80,123 $95,566
Annual taxes $5,312 $11,292 $14,575 $20,591 $8,648 $10,384 $12,377 $13,460 $8,419 $12,504 $17,158 $20,893
Required annual income before taxes $31,779 $65,742 $84,858 $114,775 $50,350 $60,458 $72,057 $78,362 $49,016 $72,798 $97,281 $116,458

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $111,772
Business & Financial Operations $71,851
Computer & Mathematical $85,151
Architecture & Engineering $84,862
Life, Physical, & Social Science $68,491
Community & Social Service $49,627
Legal $89,334
Education, Training, & Library $58,208
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $50,718
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $69,999
Healthcare Support $32,635
Protective Service $46,256
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,636
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $31,180
Personal Care & Service $26,097
Sales & Related $34,625
Office & Administrative Support $41,184
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,030
Construction & Extraction $53,115
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $53,382
Production $41,730
Transportation & Material Moving $35,353