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 $15.26 $30.89 $38.63 $50.66 $24.26 $29.90 $35.32 $38.31 $11.82 $17.17 $22.09 $25.81
Poverty Wage $6.19 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $14.92 $4.19 $5.28 $6.37 $7.46
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 $3,351 $4,937 $7,417 $9,838 $6,143 $7,645 $9,856 $11,999 $6,143 $7,645 $9,856 $11,999
Child Care $0 $7,476 $14,952 $22,428 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,476 $14,952 $22,428
Medical $2,513 $8,383 $8,169 $8,479 $5,844 $8,169 $8,479 $8,268 $5,844 $8,169 $8,479 $8,268
Housing $7,224 $10,640 $10,640 $14,089 $8,270 $10,640 $10,640 $14,089 $7,224 $10,640 $10,640 $14,089
Transportation $5,509 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $16,304 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $16,304
Civic $2,503 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $5,153 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $5,153
Other $4,508 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $8,655 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $8,655
Required annual income after taxes $25,731 $52,076 $65,125 $85,400 $40,897 $50,401 $59,541 $64,590 $39,851 $57,877 $74,493 $87,018
Annual taxes $6,016 $12,176 $15,227 $19,967 $9,562 $11,784 $13,921 $15,102 $9,317 $13,532 $17,417 $20,345
Required annual income before taxes $31,747 $64,252 $80,352 $105,367 $50,459 $62,185 $73,462 $79,692 $49,168 $71,410 $91,910 $107,364

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $99,788
Business & Financial Operations $68,255
Computer & Mathematical $77,201
Architecture & Engineering $85,975
Life, Physical, & Social Science $75,467
Community & Social Service $45,614
Legal $96,899
Education, Training, & Library $48,032
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,351
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $66,180
Healthcare Support $28,986
Protective Service $40,253
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,357
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,237
Personal Care & Service $25,273
Sales & Related $31,169
Office & Administrative Support $38,766
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,815
Construction & Extraction $46,588
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,520
Production $40,253
Transportation & Material Moving $33,887