Living Wage Calculation for Weirton-Steubenville, 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 $18.27 $32.51 $41.60 $53.68 $25.51 $30.67 $35.09 $37.11 $12.74 $18.43 $23.44 $26.63
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 $4,003 $5,900 $8,850 $11,763 $7,338 $9,134 $11,764 $14,344 $7,338 $9,134 $11,764 $14,344
Child Care $0 $10,974 $20,825 $28,095 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,974 $20,825 $28,095
Medical $2,945 $7,950 $7,821 $8,354 $5,965 $7,821 $8,354 $7,888 $5,965 $7,821 $8,354 $7,888
Housing $7,961 $10,373 $10,373 $14,197 $8,178 $10,373 $10,373 $14,197 $8,178 $10,373 $10,373 $14,197
Transportation $9,679 $11,202 $14,111 $16,236 $11,202 $14,111 $16,236 $16,217 $11,202 $14,111 $16,236 $16,217
Civic $2,572 $4,527 $5,698 $6,598 $4,527 $5,698 $6,598 $6,168 $4,527 $5,698 $6,598 $6,168
Internet & Mobile $1,546 $1,546 $1,546 $1,546 $2,120 $2,120 $2,120 $2,120 $2,120 $2,120 $2,120 $2,120
Other $4,006 $7,151 $7,603 $10,509 $7,151 $7,603 $10,509 $10,102 $7,151 $7,603 $10,509 $10,102
Required annual income after taxes $32,713 $59,624 $76,828 $97,299 $46,481 $56,861 $65,955 $71,037 $46,481 $67,835 $86,781 $99,132
Annual taxes $5,292 $7,997 $9,700 $14,356 $6,588 $6,928 $7,022 $6,150 $6,521 $8,852 $10,743 $11,637
Required annual income before taxes $38,005 $67,620 $86,529 $111,656 $53,069 $63,789 $72,977 $77,187 $53,002 $76,687 $97,524 $110,769

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 $93,360
Business & Financial Operations $66,330
Computer & Mathematical $71,530
Architecture & Engineering $82,870
Life, Physical, & Social Science $73,770
Community & Social Service $47,630
Legal $77,200
Education, Training, & Library $58,100
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $48,610
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $86,140
Healthcare Support $31,110
Protective Service $47,090
Food Preparation & Serving Related $26,580
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $30,400
Personal Care & Service $31,700
Sales & Related $33,940
Office & Administrative Support $39,150
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $36,250
Construction & Extraction $54,320
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $50,490
Production $52,220
Transportation & Material Moving $0