Living Wage Calculation for Cleveland-Elyria, 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 $13.30 $29.35 $37.93 $50.27 $22.17 $26.13 $29.73 $31.80 $10.72 $16.05 $20.97 $25.23
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 $10,233 $20,466 $30,699 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,233 $20,466 $30,699
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 $7,020 $10,188 $10,188 $13,428 $8,292 $10,188 $10,188 $13,428 $7,020 $10,188 $10,188 $13,428
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 $22,925 $50,277 $64,967 $84,847 $37,982 $44,754 $50,919 $54,463 $36,710 $54,987 $71,385 $85,162
Annual taxes $4,735 $10,774 $13,922 $19,716 $8,139 $9,591 $10,912 $11,671 $7,867 $11,784 $15,857 $19,790
Required annual income before taxes $27,660 $61,051 $78,889 $104,563 $46,121 $54,344 $61,831 $66,134 $44,576 $66,770 $87,242 $104,952

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $103,226
Business & Financial Operations $68,166
Computer & Mathematical $77,721
Architecture & Engineering $78,406
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,854
Community & Social Service $46,201
Legal $69,537
Education, Training, & Library $56,922
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,958
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $68,329
Healthcare Support $27,602
Protective Service $43,694
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,760
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,806
Personal Care & Service $24,052
Sales & Related $30,354
Office & Administrative Support $38,825
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,753
Construction & Extraction $55,193
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,664
Production $37,566
Transportation & Material Moving $31,633