Living Wage Calculation for Huntington-Ashland, WV

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 $10.44 $21.67 $26.19 $32.87 $17.28 $20.52 $23.07 $25.52 $8.34 $11.97 $14.43 $16.84
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 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75

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 $2,994 $4,413 $6,644 $8,812 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741
Child Care $0 $5,980 $10,058 $14,135 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,980 $10,058 $14,135
Medical $2,185 $6,207 $5,864 $5,946 $4,983 $5,864 $5,946 $5,665 $4,983 $5,864 $5,946 $5,665
Housing $5,851 $8,515 $8,515 $11,393 $6,925 $8,515 $8,515 $11,393 $5,851 $8,515 $8,515 $11,393
Transportation $4,623 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329
Other $2,824 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808
Required annual income after taxes $18,476 $38,235 $46,084 $57,680 $30,516 $36,215 $40,677 $44,936 $29,443 $42,195 $50,735 $59,071
Annual taxes $3,245 $6,840 $8,383 $10,694 $5,419 $6,467 $7,304 $8,151 $5,269 $7,607 $9,311 $10,971
Required annual income before taxes $21,721 $45,075 $54,467 $68,374 $35,936 $42,682 $47,981 $53,087 $34,712 $49,801 $60,046 $70,042

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $77,431
Business & Financial Operations $57,042
Computer & Mathematical $50,561
Architecture & Engineering $75,693
Life, Physical, & Social Science $50,592
Community & Social Service $35,799
Legal $59,521
Education, Training, & Library $45,726
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,421
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,038
Healthcare Support $26,448
Protective Service $31,417
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,153
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,918
Personal Care & Service $20,626
Sales & Related $22,673
Office & Administrative Support $29,030
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $20,070
Construction & Extraction $48,216
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,482
Production $37,805
Transportation & Material Moving $32,086