• Employees

Operational Impact

Investment Lens

  • Poverty Level

Permanent Employee Wages: Low Income Areas (OI7064)

Value of wages (including bonuses, excluding benefits) paid to all full-time and part-time employees of the organization who reside in low income areas during the reporting period.
Reporting format
Reporting Currency (OD5990)
Metric type
Metric level
IRIS metric citation
IRIS, 2016. Permanent Employee Wages: Low Income Areas (OI7064). v4.0.


Organizations should footnote details on the assessment tools used to identify low income employees. See usage guidance for further information.

Usage Guidance

  • This metric is intended to capture pre-tax wages/salaries paid to the organization's employees who reside in low income areas and should not include benefits nor include payroll expenses. These wages should exclude Temporary Employee Wages (OI4202).
  • The population classified as low income includes all those who fall below a fixed threshold and is inclusive of those classified as poor or very poor. Due to the complexities of assessing the poverty level of employees, organizations will likely have to use specific assessment tools to report on this accurately. See the glossary definition for additional information on commonly used tools to help determine the absolute poverty level of individuals and households.