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 $13.24 $27.90 $34.79 $45.14 $21.99 $26.43 $30.05 $32.55 $10.91 $15.34 $19.28 $22.66
Poverty Wage $6.13 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $14.75 $4.14 $5.22 $6.30 $7.38
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 $3,177 $4,670 $6,990 $9,294 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345
Child Care $0 $7,147 $14,294 $21,441 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,147 $14,294 $21,441
Medical $2,646 $8,193 $7,881 $8,020 $6,271 $7,881 $8,020 $7,674 $6,271 $7,881 $8,020 $7,674
Housing $6,624 $8,930 $8,930 $12,867 $6,915 $8,930 $8,930 $12,867 $6,624 $8,930 $8,930 $12,867
Transportation $5,113 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611
Civic $1,811 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982
Other $2,875 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $6,235 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $6,235
Required annual income after taxes $22,246 $46,894 $58,466 $75,862 $36,966 $44,420 $50,495 $54,713 $36,675 $51,567 $64,789 $76,154
Annual taxes $5,286 $11,143 $13,893 $18,027 $8,784 $10,555 $11,999 $13,001 $8,715 $12,253 $15,395 $18,096
Required annual income before taxes $27,533 $58,037 $72,359 $93,888 $45,750 $54,975 $62,494 $67,714 $45,389 $63,820 $80,185 $94,249

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $72,176
Business & Financial Operations $62,130
Computer & Mathematical $67,562
Architecture & Engineering $76,360
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,575
Community & Social Service $43,152
Legal $53,853
Education, Training, & Library $40,472
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $32,472
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $51,541
Healthcare Support $25,280
Protective Service $34,487
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,704
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,827
Personal Care & Service $20,461
Sales & Related $23,673
Office & Administrative Support $29,883
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $39,786
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,567
Production $55,122
Transportation & Material Moving $27,489