Living Wage Calculation for Tulsa, OK

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 $19.54 $33.30 $42.17 $54.08 $27.06 $32.41 $36.82 $39.28 $13.53 $18.87 $23.75 $26.87
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 $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

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 $4,178 $6,159 $9,238 $12,278 $7,660 $9,535 $12,280 $14,972 $7,660 $9,535 $12,280 $14,972
Child Care $0 $9,402 $18,804 $25,135 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,402 $18,804 $25,135
Medical $2,635 $7,614 $7,500 $7,972 $5,985 $7,500 $7,972 $7,559 $5,985 $7,500 $7,972 $7,559
Housing $9,950 $13,460 $13,460 $17,766 $10,726 $13,460 $13,460 $17,766 $10,726 $13,460 $13,460 $17,766
Transportation $10,351 $11,980 $15,090 $17,363 $11,980 $15,090 $17,363 $17,343 $11,980 $15,090 $17,363 $17,343
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 $1,412 $1,412 $1,412 $1,412 $1,991 $1,991 $1,991 $1,991 $1,991 $1,991 $1,991 $1,991
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 $34,594 $60,802 $77,706 $97,717 $49,117 $59,778 $68,857 $74,663 $49,117 $69,180 $87,661 $99,798
Annual taxes $6,046 $8,460 $10,009 $14,771 $7,171 $7,642 $7,724 $7,039 $7,171 $9,339 $11,119 $11,996
Required annual income before taxes $40,640 $69,263 $87,715 $112,488 $56,288 $67,419 $76,581 $81,702 $56,288 $78,519 $98,780 $111,795

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 $113,580
Business & Financial Operations $76,160
Computer & Mathematical $86,800
Architecture & Engineering $88,310
Life, Physical, & Social Science $75,150
Community & Social Service $49,880
Legal $99,130
Education, Training, & Library $50,810
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $52,470
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $85,580
Healthcare Support $32,640
Protective Service $45,150
Food Preparation & Serving Related $26,670
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $30,760
Personal Care & Service $30,190
Sales & Related $44,220
Office & Administrative Support $41,370
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $40,440
Construction & Extraction $50,720
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $57,300
Production $46,490
Transportation & Material Moving $40,490