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 $10.59 $22.07 $26.98 $33.73 $17.61 $21.22 $23.69 $26.83 $8.51 $12.35 $14.79 $17.56
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 $8.75 $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 $3,010 $4,446 $6,682 $8,863 $5,518 $6,877 $8,872 $10,802 $5,518 $6,877 $8,872 $10,802
Child Care $0 $6,079 $10,224 $14,368 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,079 $10,224 $14,368
Medical $2,364 $6,342 $6,054 $6,175 $5,174 $6,054 $6,175 $6,076 $5,174 $6,054 $6,175 $6,076
Housing $6,240 $8,966 $8,966 $12,023 $7,306 $8,966 $8,966 $12,023 $6,240 $8,966 $8,966 $12,023
Transportation $4,322 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $12,206 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $12,206
Other $2,812 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $6,126 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $6,126
Required annual income after taxes $18,748 $38,946 $47,482 $59,195 $31,112 $37,454 $41,780 $47,233 $30,046 $43,533 $52,004 $61,601
Annual taxes $3,283 $6,955 $8,641 $10,963 $5,514 $6,680 $7,503 $8,577 $5,365 $7,853 $9,543 $11,449
Required annual income before taxes $22,031 $45,902 $56,123 $70,158 $36,626 $44,133 $49,283 $55,810 $35,411 $51,385 $61,547 $73,050

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $77,009
Business & Financial Operations $58,529
Computer & Mathematical $58,590
Architecture & Engineering $75,291
Life, Physical, & Social Science $50,072
Community & Social Service $35,496
Legal $67,423
Education, Training, & Library $45,020
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,618
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,176
Healthcare Support $26,612
Protective Service $33,046
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,248
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,243
Personal Care & Service $20,350
Sales & Related $23,125
Office & Administrative Support $30,098
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $22,820
Construction & Extraction $52,745
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,609
Production $37,742
Transportation & Material Moving $33,829