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 $10.77 $22.68 $26.98 $33.45 $17.80 $21.02 $23.60 $26.08 $8.56 $12.49 $14.84 $17.13
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 $6,348 $9,420 $9,420 $12,384 $7,608 $9,420 $9,420 $12,384 $6,348 $9,420 $9,420 $12,384
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 $19,390 $40,545 $48,149 $59,583 $31,896 $37,592 $42,168 $46,549 $30,636 $44,629 $52,917 $61,010
Annual taxes $3,006 $6,628 $7,970 $9,990 $5,136 $6,120 $6,915 $7,690 $4,961 $7,349 $8,812 $10,242
Required annual income before taxes $22,396 $47,174 $56,119 $69,573 $37,033 $43,712 $49,083 $54,240 $35,597 $51,978 $61,729 $71,253

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $101,318
Business & Financial Operations $66,290
Computer & Mathematical $72,998
Architecture & Engineering $78,532
Life, Physical, & Social Science $68,934
Community & Social Service $49,265
Legal $67,484
Education, Training, & Library $51,425
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,375
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,035
Healthcare Support $27,014
Protective Service $39,863
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,399
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,545
Personal Care & Service $23,290
Sales & Related $28,763
Office & Administrative Support $36,180
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,782
Construction & Extraction $53,627
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,827
Production $36,643
Transportation & Material Moving $31,191