Pays a Living Wage

Is the company's minimum wage high enough to reasonably cover costs for full-time workers? In a 2016 survey, JUST Capital found that 75% of respondents believed that corporations have an obligation to provide a living wage for all employees. Also, 95% of respondents to our 2015 survey felt that living wage was important to measuring JUST worker pay & benefits.


Employee Living Wage Ratio

Description: An estimate of the percentage of employees at each company making a living wage.  Wage, employment and job title distribution estimates for each company are calculated according to two separate methodologies, applied consistently within each industry, using a combination of Glassdoor salary respondent data, BLS national wage averages, data sourced from Dun & Bradstreet, Avention, Aggdata and publicly available company documents. Both methodologies use county-level living wage profiles generated by the MIT Living Wage Calculator for the average Census family: one adult working full-time, one adult working part-time, and one child.

Companies are scored by grouping living wage percentage estimates into 10% increments. A company receiving a score of 1 pays between 0% and 10% of its employees a living wage; 2 between 10% and 20%; 3 between 20% and 30%; etc.

Data Source(s): JUST analysis: Glassdoor; Bureau of Labor Statistics; MIT Living Wage Calculator; Dun & Bradstreet; Avention; Aggdata; C2ER; Publicly available company documents
Metric Type: Crowd-sourced
Geography: US
Unit of Measurement: Score (1-10)