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  1. For each of the professions in the left column, calculate the annual pay based on full-time, year-round employment consisting of 2,000 hours a year (40 hours per week for 50 weeks each year). Record your calculations under "Annual income" in the table. Then, find the difference between each annual wage figure and both the poverty threshold and the median household income. If the difference is a negative number, record it as such.


Hourly wage

Annual income

Difference between annual wage and federal poverty line

Difference between annual wage and median household income

Federal minimum wage





Oregon’s minimum wage





Average for all occupations





Marketing managers





Family-practice doctors





Veterinary assistants





Police officers





Child-care workers





Restaurant cooks





Air-traffic controllers





Data source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2013)

 Oct 7, 2019

Annual income will be the $/hr value given in clolumn 1     x 2000/hr



Then you will need the poverty line value and median household income value for comparisons....


Example: First one   $7.25/hr x 2000 hr = $14,500.00 annual income .  

 Oct 7, 2019

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