Living Wage Calculation for Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

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 $18.64 $40.71 $50.17 $66.56 $30.42 $37.40 $41.38 $47.59 $14.32 $21.94 $27.17 $33.51
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 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00

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 $3,792 $5,574 $8,343 $11,093 $6,952 $8,639 $11,106 $13,540 $6,952 $8,639 $11,106 $13,540
Child Care $0 $10,344 $20,688 $31,032 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,344 $20,688 $31,032
Medical $2,545 $8,323 $8,011 $8,150 $6,143 $8,011 $8,150 $7,804 $6,143 $8,011 $8,150 $7,804
Housing $15,192 $23,316 $23,316 $32,508 $18,036 $23,316 $23,316 $32,508 $15,192 $23,316 $23,316 $32,508
Transportation $4,900 $8,987 $11,186 $13,317 $8,987 $11,186 $13,317 $12,085 $8,987 $11,186 $13,317 $12,085
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 $2,794 $4,553 $4,996 $6,037 $4,553 $4,996 $6,037 $6,055 $4,553 $4,996 $6,037 $6,055
Required annual income after taxes $31,035 $64,986 $80,094 $106,264 $48,560 $59,702 $66,054 $75,974 $45,716 $70,046 $86,742 $107,006
Annual taxes $7,734 $19,686 $24,263 $32,191 $14,710 $18,086 $20,010 $23,015 $13,849 $21,219 $26,277 $32,416
Required annual income before taxes $38,769 $84,672 $104,358 $138,455 $63,270 $77,788 $86,063 $98,989 $59,564 $91,265 $113,018 $139,422

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $111,154
Business & Financial Operations $74,611
Computer & Mathematical $95,133
Architecture & Engineering $93,445
Life, Physical, & Social Science $85,353
Community & Social Service $58,201
Legal $95,082
Education, Training, & Library $56,012
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,835
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $85,261
Healthcare Support $30,395
Protective Service $47,623
Food Preparation & Serving Related $26,886
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $33,924
Personal Care & Service $30,252
Sales & Related $31,438
Office & Administrative Support $42,160
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,231
Construction & Extraction $54,262
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $50,354
Production $37,525
Transportation & Material Moving $31,316