Living Wage Calculation for Medford, OR

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 $12.00 $24.63 $30.52 $39.88 $19.19 $23.22 $26.03 $30.02 $9.45 $13.59 $16.73 $20.46
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 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75 $10.75

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 $3,573 $5,267 $7,929 $10,517 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820
Child Care $0 $6,687 $12,569 $18,451 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,687 $12,569 $18,451
Medical $2,000 $6,318 $5,975 $6,057 $5,187 $5,975 $6,057 $5,776 $5,187 $5,975 $6,057 $5,776
Housing $7,584 $10,788 $10,788 $15,696 $8,112 $10,788 $10,788 $15,696 $7,584 $10,788 $10,788 $15,696
Transportation $4,206 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307
Other $2,976 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121
Required annual income after taxes $20,339 $41,674 $51,647 $67,403 $32,464 $39,303 $44,056 $50,721 $31,936 $45,990 $56,625 $69,172
Annual taxes $4,620 $9,547 $11,836 $15,544 $7,458 $9,003 $10,094 $11,715 $7,384 $10,538 $12,978 $15,950
Required annual income before taxes $24,959 $51,221 $63,483 $82,946 $39,921 $48,306 $54,149 $62,436 $39,320 $56,527 $69,603 $85,122

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $79,108
Business & Financial Operations $60,056
Computer & Mathematical $60,221
Architecture & Engineering $60,859
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,456
Community & Social Service $42,877
Legal $80,497
Education, Training, & Library $47,938
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,608
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $81,845
Healthcare Support $35,275
Protective Service $48,288
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,473
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,691
Personal Care & Service $26,397
Sales & Related $26,901
Office & Administrative Support $34,318
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,912
Construction & Extraction $42,568
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,157
Production $33,526
Transportation & Material Moving $32,178