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 $10.98 $23.48 $28.12 $34.66 $18.14 $22.05 $24.55 $27.73 $8.71 $13.05 $15.36 $18.02
Poverty Wage $6.00 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $14.50 $4.06 $5.13 $6.19 $7.25
Minimum Wage $8.55 $8.55 $8.55 $8.55 $8.55 $8.55 $8.55 $8.55 $8.55 $8.55 $8.55 $8.55

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 $3,075 $4,541 $6,826 $9,053 $5,637 $7,025 $9,063 $11,035 $5,637 $7,025 $9,063 $11,035
Child Care $0 $7,153 $10,926 $14,699 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,153 $10,926 $14,699
Medical $2,648 $6,998 $6,710 $6,830 $5,482 $6,710 $6,830 $6,731 $5,482 $6,710 $6,830 $6,731
Housing $6,828 $10,032 $10,032 $13,224 $8,136 $10,032 $10,032 $13,224 $6,828 $10,032 $10,032 $13,224
Transportation $4,289 $8,362 $10,608 $11,557 $8,362 $10,608 $11,557 $12,115 $8,362 $10,608 $11,557 $12,115
Other $2,929 $4,883 $5,070 $6,378 $4,883 $5,070 $6,378 $6,381 $4,883 $5,070 $6,378 $6,381
Required annual income after taxes $19,769 $41,970 $50,172 $61,741 $32,500 $39,445 $43,860 $49,486 $31,192 $46,598 $54,786 $64,185
Annual taxes $3,063 $6,867 $8,315 $10,352 $5,231 $6,426 $7,201 $8,189 $5,048 $7,684 $9,129 $10,783
Required annual income before taxes $22,832 $48,837 $58,487 $72,093 $37,731 $45,872 $51,061 $57,675 $36,241 $54,282 $63,915 $74,968

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $102,055
Business & Financial Operations $66,753
Computer & Mathematical $74,468
Architecture & Engineering $77,375
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,180
Community & Social Service $45,295
Legal $67,566
Education, Training, & Library $53,538
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,190
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $66,814
Healthcare Support $28,035
Protective Service $41,178
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,899
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,768
Personal Care & Service $23,054
Sales & Related $29,071
Office & Administrative Support $36,654
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,585
Construction & Extraction $53,640
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,240
Production $36,817
Transportation & Material Moving $31,206