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 $12.42 $28.75 $37.59 $48.84 $21.72 $25.61 $29.44 $31.06 $10.51 $15.88 $20.70 $24.51
Poverty Wage $6.13 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $14.75 $4.14 $5.22 $6.30 $7.38
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 $3,177 $4,670 $6,990 $9,294 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345
Child Care $0 $9,901 $19,802 $29,703 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,901 $19,802 $29,703
Medical $2,662 $6,989 $6,676 $6,816 $5,786 $6,676 $6,816 $6,470 $5,786 $6,676 $6,816 $6,470
Housing $5,436 $8,352 $8,352 $10,752 $6,600 $8,352 $8,352 $10,752 $5,436 $8,352 $8,352 $10,752
Transportation $5,113 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611
Civic $1,811 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982
Other $2,875 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $6,235 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $6,235
Required annual income after taxes $21,074 $47,866 $62,192 $80,804 $36,164 $42,637 $48,713 $51,394 $35,000 $52,538 $68,515 $81,096
Annual taxes $4,768 $11,929 $15,988 $20,772 $9,013 $10,626 $12,523 $13,212 $8,723 $13,506 $17,613 $20,847
Required annual income before taxes $25,842 $59,795 $78,179 $101,577 $45,177 $53,263 $61,236 $64,605 $43,723 $66,044 $86,128 $101,944

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $83,102
Business & Financial Operations $54,344
Computer & Mathematical $60,575
Architecture & Engineering $84,770
Life, Physical, & Social Science $69,404
Community & Social Service $44,145
Legal $59,408
Education, Training, & Library $51,347
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,298
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,058
Healthcare Support $26,026
Protective Service $33,014
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,085
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,185
Personal Care & Service $21,617
Sales & Related $24,359
Office & Administrative Support $32,277
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $52,155
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,257
Production $45,689
Transportation & Material Moving $35,397