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 $10.68 $23.16 $27.80 $34.34 $17.62 $21.74 $24.23 $27.41 $8.56 $12.89 $15.21 $17.86
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 $6,288 $9,456 $9,456 $12,636 $7,188 $9,456 $9,456 $12,636 $6,288 $9,456 $9,456 $12,636
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 $19,229 $41,394 $49,596 $61,153 $31,552 $38,869 $43,284 $48,898 $30,652 $46,022 $54,210 $63,597
Annual taxes $2,988 $6,787 $8,234 $10,270 $5,099 $6,346 $7,120 $8,107 $4,973 $7,604 $9,049 $10,701
Required annual income before taxes $22,217 $48,180 $57,831 $71,423 $36,651 $45,215 $50,404 $57,005 $35,625 $53,626 $63,258 $74,298

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $99,260
Business & Financial Operations $71,520
Computer & Mathematical $81,858
Architecture & Engineering $87,916
Life, Physical, & Social Science $77,314
Community & Social Service $44,400
Legal $69,294
Education, Training, & Library $56,598
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,617
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,720
Healthcare Support $28,126
Protective Service $39,419
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,970
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,205
Personal Care & Service $22,871
Sales & Related $24,772
Office & Administrative Support $35,181
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,956
Construction & Extraction $48,181
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,329
Production $34,977
Transportation & Material Moving $29,427