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 $12.28 $26.24 $32.55 $42.13 $19.76 $25.14 $27.88 $32.67 $9.70 $14.58 $17.71 $21.88
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 $11.25 $11.25 $11.25 $11.25 $11.25 $11.25 $11.25 $11.25 $11.25 $11.25 $11.25 $11.25

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 $3,592 $5,306 $7,976 $10,578 $6,586 $8,208 $10,589 $12,893 $6,586 $8,208 $10,589 $12,893
Child Care $0 $6,797 $12,776 $18,755 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,797 $12,776 $18,755
Medical $2,068 $7,910 $7,622 $7,742 $5,319 $7,622 $7,742 $7,643 $5,319 $7,622 $7,742 $7,643
Housing $8,304 $11,856 $11,856 $17,148 $8,964 $11,856 $11,856 $17,148 $8,304 $11,856 $11,856 $17,148
Transportation $4,094 $7,982 $10,126 $11,032 $7,982 $10,126 $11,032 $11,564 $7,982 $10,126 $11,032 $11,564
Other $2,734 $4,558 $4,732 $5,953 $4,558 $4,732 $5,953 $5,955 $4,558 $4,732 $5,953 $5,955
Required annual income after taxes $20,793 $44,409 $55,087 $71,207 $33,408 $42,544 $47,172 $55,204 $32,748 $49,341 $59,948 $73,959
Annual taxes $4,740 $10,176 $12,627 $16,418 $7,682 $9,748 $10,810 $12,745 $7,590 $11,308 $13,742 $17,049
Required annual income before taxes $25,533 $54,585 $67,714 $87,625 $41,091 $52,292 $57,982 $67,949 $40,339 $60,649 $73,690 $91,008

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $81,492
Business & Financial Operations $60,633
Computer & Mathematical $63,927
Architecture & Engineering $64,801
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,567
Community & Social Service $43,363
Legal $74,468
Education, Training, & Library $47,216
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,747
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $81,593
Healthcare Support $34,479
Protective Service $46,179
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,168
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,448
Personal Care & Service $26,439
Sales & Related $28,543
Office & Administrative Support $35,323
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $40,263
Construction & Extraction $43,607
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,272
Production $35,018
Transportation & Material Moving $35,465