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 $14.89 $30.36 $38.55 $50.93 $24.37 $29.04 $34.57 $37.43 $11.88 $16.93 $22.11 $25.95
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 $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 $3,351 $4,937 $7,417 $9,838 $6,143 $7,645 $9,856 $11,999 $6,143 $7,645 $9,856 $11,999
Child Care $0 $7,981 $15,963 $23,945 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,981 $15,963 $23,945
Medical $2,599 $7,207 $6,994 $7,303 $6,092 $6,994 $7,303 $7,092 $6,092 $6,994 $7,303 $7,092
Housing $6,672 $9,472 $9,472 $12,611 $7,710 $9,472 $9,472 $12,611 $6,672 $9,472 $9,472 $12,611
Transportation $5,509 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $16,304 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $16,304
Civic $2,503 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $5,153 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $5,153
Other $4,508 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $8,655 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $8,655
Required annual income after taxes $25,265 $50,238 $63,793 $84,263 $40,585 $48,058 $57,197 $61,937 $39,547 $56,039 $73,161 $85,881
Annual taxes $5,716 $12,915 $16,399 $21,662 $10,115 $12,354 $14,704 $15,922 $9,856 $14,406 $18,807 $22,078
Required annual income before taxes $30,981 $63,153 $80,192 $105,925 $50,700 $60,412 $71,901 $77,859 $49,402 $70,445 $91,968 $107,959

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,337
Business & Financial Operations $60,819
Computer & Mathematical $58,807
Architecture & Engineering $76,227
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,633
Community & Social Service $41,067
Legal $76,120
Education, Training, & Library $47,636
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,581
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,927
Healthcare Support $26,247
Protective Service $38,039
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,074
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,693
Personal Care & Service $26,290
Sales & Related $25,594
Office & Administrative Support $35,674
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,382
Construction & Extraction $50,172
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,502
Production $43,132
Transportation & Material Moving $34,786