Living Wage Calculation for Grants Pass, OR

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 $12.40 $24.62 $30.51 $39.86 $19.33 $23.22 $26.03 $30.00 $9.65 $13.59 $16.73 $20.46
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 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75

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 $3,573 $5,267 $7,929 $10,517 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820
Child Care $0 $6,687 $12,569 $18,451 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,687 $12,569 $18,451
Medical $2,000 $6,318 $5,975 $6,057 $5,187 $5,975 $6,057 $5,776 $5,187 $5,975 $6,057 $5,776
Housing $8,316 $10,776 $10,776 $15,672 $8,364 $10,776 $10,776 $15,672 $8,316 $10,776 $10,776 $15,672
Transportation $4,206 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307
Other $2,976 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121
Required annual income after taxes $21,071 $41,662 $51,635 $67,379 $32,716 $39,291 $44,044 $50,697 $32,668 $45,978 $56,613 $69,148
Annual taxes $4,722 $9,546 $11,834 $15,540 $7,493 $9,001 $10,092 $11,712 $7,486 $10,536 $12,977 $15,946
Required annual income before taxes $25,793 $51,208 $63,470 $82,919 $40,209 $48,292 $54,136 $62,409 $40,154 $56,514 $69,589 $85,094

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $75,734
Business & Financial Operations $48,144
Computer & Mathematical $64,254
Architecture & Engineering $0
Life, Physical, & Social Science $47,835
Community & Social Service $43,607
Legal $58,441
Education, Training, & Library $30,172
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,062
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $75,199
Healthcare Support $34,092
Protective Service $46,436
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,010
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,055
Personal Care & Service $25,944
Sales & Related $25,687
Office & Administrative Support $30,831
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $40,429
Construction & Extraction $39,945
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,795
Production $31,499
Transportation & Material Moving $27,456