Living Wage Calculation for Tulsa, 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 $10.91 $23.37 $28.56 $36.23 $18.11 $22.07 $24.62 $27.41 $8.74 $12.82 $15.61 $18.51
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 $6,603 $10,005 $10,005 $13,484 $7,741 $10,005 $10,005 $13,484 $6,603 $10,005 $10,005 $13,484
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 $19,208 $40,977 $50,024 $63,420 $31,787 $38,701 $43,164 $48,024 $30,648 $44,936 $54,675 $64,811
Annual taxes $3,481 $7,633 $9,370 $11,937 $5,878 $7,196 $8,053 $8,981 $5,719 $8,393 $10,263 $12,204
Required annual income before taxes $22,690 $48,610 $59,395 $75,356 $37,665 $45,898 $51,217 $57,004 $36,367 $53,330 $64,938 $77,014

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,387
Business & Financial Operations $62,988
Computer & Mathematical $69,017
Architecture & Engineering $75,847
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,595
Community & Social Service $41,293
Legal $68,770
Education, Training, & Library $37,353
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,698
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,783
Healthcare Support $27,282
Protective Service $38,392
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,669
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,558
Personal Care & Service $20,595
Sales & Related $26,561
Office & Administrative Support $33,598
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,461
Construction & Extraction $39,698
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,064
Production $37,826
Transportation & Material Moving $31,674