Living Wage Calculation for Dayton, 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 $12.87 $28.66 $37.06 $49.19 $21.51 $25.62 $29.22 $31.28 $10.50 $15.71 $20.53 $24.69
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 $9,921 $19,842 $29,763 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,921 $19,842 $29,763
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 $6,276 $9,324 $9,324 $12,540 $7,152 $9,324 $9,324 $12,540 $6,276 $9,324 $9,324 $12,540
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 $22,181 $49,101 $63,479 $83,023 $36,842 $43,890 $50,055 $53,575 $35,966 $53,811 $69,897 $83,338
Annual taxes $4,581 $10,522 $13,603 $19,293 $7,895 $9,406 $10,727 $11,481 $7,707 $11,532 $15,527 $19,366
Required annual income before taxes $26,762 $59,623 $77,082 $102,316 $44,737 $53,295 $60,782 $65,056 $43,673 $65,342 $85,424 $102,704

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $102,397
Business & Financial Operations $76,841
Computer & Mathematical $81,997
Architecture & Engineering $89,691
Life, Physical, & Social Science $78,611
Community & Social Service $46,723
Legal $63,941
Education, Training, & Library $55,060
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,590
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $66,447
Healthcare Support $27,960
Protective Service $43,081
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,262
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,049
Personal Care & Service $23,499
Sales & Related $26,272
Office & Administrative Support $37,628
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,625
Construction & Extraction $48,462
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,761
Production $35,582
Transportation & Material Moving $29,607