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 $11.27 $23.42 $28.60 $36.38 $18.21 $22.11 $24.67 $27.56 $8.93 $12.84 $15.63 $18.59
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 $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 $2,994 $4,413 $6,644 $8,812 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741
Child Care $0 $6,235 $11,511 $16,787 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,235 $11,511 $16,787
Medical $2,165 $7,204 $6,861 $6,943 $5,437 $6,861 $6,943 $6,662 $5,437 $6,861 $6,943 $6,662
Housing $7,271 $10,090 $10,090 $13,768 $7,922 $10,090 $10,090 $13,768 $7,271 $10,090 $10,090 $13,768
Transportation $4,623 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329
Other $2,824 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808
Required annual income after taxes $19,877 $41,062 $50,110 $63,704 $31,967 $38,787 $43,249 $48,308 $31,317 $45,022 $54,760 $65,095
Annual taxes $3,575 $7,645 $9,382 $11,976 $5,903 $7,208 $8,065 $9,020 $5,812 $8,405 $10,275 $12,243
Required annual income before taxes $23,452 $48,707 $59,492 $75,680 $37,871 $45,995 $51,314 $57,328 $37,129 $53,427 $65,035 $77,338

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,715
Business & Financial Operations $62,422
Computer & Mathematical $68,070
Architecture & Engineering $77,123
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,252
Community & Social Service $40,017
Legal $66,794
Education, Training, & Library $40,058
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,293
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,305
Healthcare Support $28,609
Protective Service $45,449
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,895
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,640
Personal Care & Service $21,973
Sales & Related $27,168
Office & Administrative Support $33,361
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,199
Construction & Extraction $41,272
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,480
Production $33,310
Transportation & Material Moving $32,579