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 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 $10.20 $21.57 $26.09 $32.46 $17.15 $20.42 $22.97 $25.11 $8.22 $11.92 $14.39 $16.63
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 $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

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 $5,980 $10,058 $14,135 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,980 $10,058 $14,135
Medical $2,185 $6,207 $5,864 $5,946 $4,983 $5,864 $5,946 $5,665 $4,983 $5,864 $5,946 $5,665
Housing $5,400 $8,340 $8,340 $10,644 $6,696 $8,340 $8,340 $10,644 $5,400 $8,340 $8,340 $10,644
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 $18,025 $38,060 $45,909 $56,931 $30,288 $36,039 $40,502 $44,187 $28,992 $42,019 $50,560 $58,322
Annual taxes $3,182 $6,816 $8,358 $10,589 $5,387 $6,443 $7,280 $8,047 $5,207 $7,582 $9,286 $10,867
Required annual income before taxes $21,207 $44,876 $54,268 $67,521 $35,675 $42,482 $47,782 $52,234 $34,199 $49,602 $59,846 $69,189

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $77,761
Business & Financial Operations $51,312
Computer & Mathematical $60,735
Architecture & Engineering $79,077
Life, Physical, & Social Science $68,739
Community & Social Service $38,834
Legal $49,409
Education, Training, & Library $48,329
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $32,703
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,024
Healthcare Support $23,619
Protective Service $32,116
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,204
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,912
Personal Care & Service $20,605
Sales & Related $20,399
Office & Administrative Support $28,516
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $52,341
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,579
Production $31,900
Transportation & Material Moving $28,691