Living Wage Calculation for Oklahoma City, 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 $14.11 $28.92 $35.77 $46.04 $22.96 $27.49 $31.10 $33.56 $11.35 $15.85 $19.77 $23.11
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 $7,086 $14,171 $21,257 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,086 $14,171 $21,257
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 $8,084 $10,706 $10,706 $14,564 $8,536 $10,706 $10,706 $14,564 $8,084 $10,706 $10,706 $14,564
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 $23,706 $48,609 $60,119 $77,375 $38,586 $46,195 $52,271 $56,409 $38,134 $53,281 $66,442 $77,666
Annual taxes $5,633 $11,551 $14,286 $18,386 $9,169 $10,977 $12,421 $13,404 $9,062 $12,661 $15,788 $18,455
Required annual income before taxes $29,339 $60,159 $74,405 $95,761 $47,755 $57,173 $64,692 $69,813 $47,196 $65,942 $82,231 $96,122

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $93,016
Business & Financial Operations $64,380
Computer & Mathematical $72,831
Architecture & Engineering $80,064
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,030
Community & Social Service $40,942
Legal $73,619
Education, Training, & Library $41,771
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,914
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,416
Healthcare Support $29,116
Protective Service $43,428
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,993
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,361
Personal Care & Service $24,379
Sales & Related $28,154
Office & Administrative Support $35,264
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,208
Construction & Extraction $44,155
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,173
Production $36,369
Transportation & Material Moving $33,515