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 $15.05 $31.41 $40.86 $55.25 $23.92 $28.61 $34.19 $36.97 $11.67 $17.40 $23.42 $28.03
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 $10,665 $21,330 $31,995 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,665 $21,330 $31,995
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 $6,756 $10,032 $10,032 $13,464 $7,764 $10,032 $10,032 $13,464 $6,756 $10,032 $10,032 $13,464
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 $26,078 $54,115 $70,392 $94,310 $41,215 $49,294 $58,901 $63,696 $40,207 $59,959 $80,231 $95,691
Annual taxes $5,234 $11,222 $14,598 $20,618 $8,547 $10,223 $12,215 $13,209 $8,338 $12,434 $17,182 $20,920
Required annual income before taxes $31,311 $65,337 $84,989 $114,928 $49,762 $59,516 $71,116 $76,905 $48,545 $72,393 $97,413 $116,611

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $108,980
Business & Financial Operations $83,685
Computer & Mathematical $87,590
Architecture & Engineering $97,531
Life, Physical, & Social Science $85,953
Community & Social Service $49,916
Legal $64,072
Education, Training, & Library $56,389
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $48,963
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $70,502
Healthcare Support $30,324
Protective Service $47,925
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,968
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $30,335
Personal Care & Service $26,269
Sales & Related $29,757
Office & Administrative Support $40,189
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,821
Construction & Extraction $51,553
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $50,376
Production $38,788
Transportation & Material Moving $32,239