Living Wage Calculation for Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual in a household must earn to support themsleves and/or their family, working full-time, or 2080 hours per year. The tables below provide living wage estimates for individuals and households with one or two working adults and zero to three children. In households with two working adults, all hourly values reflect what one working adult requires to earn to meet their families’ basic needs, assuming the other adult also earns the same.

The poverty wage and state minimum wage are for reference purposes. Poverty wage estimates come from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Poverty Guidelines for 2024 and have been converted from an annual value to an hourly wage for ease of comparison. The state minimum wage data is sourced from the Labor Law Center and includes the minimum wage in a given state as of January of that year.

For further detail, please reference the Methodology page. The data on this page was last updated on February 14, 2024.

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 $18.84 $31.61 $39.27 $51.52 $25.69 $30.96 $35.15 $37.36 $12.85 $17.90 $22.25 $25.66
Poverty Wage $7.24 $9.83 $12.41 $15.00 $9.83 $12.41 $15.00 $17.59 $4.91 $6.21 $7.50 $8.79
Minimum Wage $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75

Typical Expenses

The table below shows the costs of each basic need that go into estimating the living wage. Like with the living wage, their values vary by location and family size.

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 $3,763 $5,547 $8,320 $11,058 $6,898 $8,587 $11,059 $13,484 $6,898 $8,587 $11,059 $13,484
Child Care $0 $8,500 $16,392 $23,981 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,500 $16,392 $23,981
Medical $3,014 $8,765 $8,651 $9,122 $6,061 $8,651 $9,122 $8,709 $6,061 $8,651 $9,122 $8,709
Housing $9,493 $11,435 $11,435 $15,548 $9,553 $11,435 $11,435 $15,548 $9,553 $11,435 $11,435 $15,548
Transportation $9,539 $11,039 $13,906 $16,001 $11,039 $13,906 $16,001 $15,982 $11,039 $13,906 $16,001 $15,982
Civic $2,165 $3,810 $4,795 $5,553 $3,810 $4,795 $5,553 $5,191 $3,810 $4,795 $5,553 $5,191
Internet & Mobile $1,465 $1,465 $1,465 $1,465 $2,044 $2,044 $2,044 $2,044 $2,044 $2,044 $2,044 $2,044
Other $3,903 $6,966 $7,407 $10,238 $6,966 $7,407 $10,238 $9,841 $6,966 $7,407 $10,238 $9,841
Required annual income after taxes $33,341 $57,526 $72,370 $92,966 $46,372 $56,824 $65,452 $70,800 $46,372 $65,324 $81,844 $94,781
Annual taxes $5,846 $8,216 $9,305 $14,186 $7,073 $7,570 $7,663 $6,914 $7,073 $9,150 $10,705 $11,958
Required annual income before taxes $39,188 $65,742 $81,675 $107,152 $53,445 $64,394 $73,114 $77,714 $53,445 $74,474 $92,549 $106,739

Typical Annual Salaries

The average annual salaries for various occupations in the table below comes from the latest state-level data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates. When available, this data is specific to a given metro area.

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $96,610
Business & Financial Operations $77,660
Computer & Mathematical $83,080
Architecture & Engineering $79,100
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,370
Community & Social Service $41,110
Legal $78,510
Education, Training, & Library $49,180
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,560
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $74,960
Healthcare Support $28,080
Protective Service $38,800
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,590
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,350
Personal Care & Service $28,640
Sales & Related $31,590
Office & Administrative Support $36,310
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $34,930
Construction & Extraction $46,590
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,060
Production $44,060
Transportation & Material Moving $34,370