Living Wage Calculation for Lawton, OK

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 $10.80 $22.87 $28.46 $36.24 $17.76 $21.87 $24.35 $27.84 $8.82 $12.75 $15.53 $18.81
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 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

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 $6,338 $11,701 $17,064 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,338 $11,701 $17,064
Medical $2,303 $7,293 $7,005 $7,125 $5,725 $7,005 $7,125 $7,026 $5,725 $7,005 $7,125 $7,026
Housing $6,560 $8,869 $8,869 $12,572 $6,771 $8,869 $8,869 $12,572 $6,560 $8,869 $8,869 $12,572
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 $19,007 $40,059 $49,813 $63,390 $31,128 $38,307 $42,633 $48,732 $30,916 $44,645 $54,334 $65,796
Annual taxes $3,453 $7,520 $9,393 $11,983 $5,807 $7,184 $8,015 $9,169 $5,778 $8,401 $10,261 $12,445
Required annual income before taxes $22,460 $47,579 $59,206 $75,374 $36,935 $45,491 $50,648 $57,901 $36,694 $53,046 $64,596 $78,241

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $70,310
Business & Financial Operations $61,243
Computer & Mathematical $67,068
Architecture & Engineering $67,942
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,003
Community & Social Service $40,060
Legal $56,578
Education, Training, & Library $37,813
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $30,332
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $49,178
Healthcare Support $26,612
Protective Service $37,549
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,577
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,145
Personal Care & Service $19,354
Sales & Related $23,379
Office & Administrative Support $28,888
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $37,498
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,302
Production $53,193
Transportation & Material Moving $28,035