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 $15.30 $31.81 $41.45 $55.95 $24.33 $28.82 $34.39 $37.08 $11.79 $17.60 $23.71 $28.38
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 $11,000 $22,001 $33,001 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,000 $22,001 $33,001
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 $7,188 $10,380 $10,380 $13,644 $8,460 $10,380 $10,380 $13,644 $7,188 $10,380 $10,380 $13,644
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 $26,510 $54,798 $71,410 $95,496 $41,911 $49,642 $59,249 $63,876 $40,639 $60,642 $81,250 $96,877
Annual taxes $5,320 $11,364 $14,809 $20,877 $8,692 $10,295 $12,287 $13,247 $8,428 $12,576 $17,400 $21,179
Required annual income before taxes $31,830 $66,162 $86,219 $116,373 $50,603 $59,937 $71,536 $77,122 $49,067 $73,218 $98,650 $118,056

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $111,847
Business & Financial Operations $72,974
Computer & Mathematical $87,751
Architecture & Engineering $82,925
Life, Physical, & Social Science $68,191
Community & Social Service $49,691
Legal $73,734
Education, Training, & Library $62,627
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $52,398
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $72,514
Healthcare Support $30,195
Protective Service $49,316
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,668
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $30,880
Personal Care & Service $25,862
Sales & Related $33,694
Office & Administrative Support $41,955
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,111
Construction & Extraction $59,332
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $51,991
Production $40,596
Transportation & Material Moving $34,540