Living Wage Calculation for Hawaii County, Hawaii

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual must earn to support their family, if they are the sole provider and are working full-time (2080 hours per year). All values are per adult in a family unless otherwise noted. The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. The poverty rate is typically quoted as 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.

Hourly Wages 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $10.37 $22.38 $28.78 $37.95 $17.32 $20.53 $23.19 $26.20 $8.66 $12.35 $15.78 $19.39
Poverty Wage $6.00 $8.00 $10.00 $13.00 $8.00 $10.00 $13.00 $15.00 $4.00 $5.00 $6.00 $7.00
Minimum Wage $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

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.

Annual Expenses 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,607 $5,319 $8,002 $10,607 $6,612 $8,234 $10,627 $12,932 $6,612 $8,234 $10,627 $12,932
Child Care $0 $7,568 $15,187 $22,807 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,568 $15,187 $22,807
Medical $1,424 $4,944 $4,732 $4,796 $4,078 $4,732 $4,796 $4,763 $4,078 $4,732 $4,796 $4,763
Housing $7,428 $11,400 $11,400 $15,372 $9,360 $11,400 $11,400 $15,372 $9,360 $11,400 $11,400 $15,372
Transportation $4,054 $7,382 $8,509 $9,970 $7,382 $8,509 $9,970 $9,525 $7,382 $8,509 $9,970 $9,525
Other $2,284 $3,971 $4,344 $5,250 $3,971 $4,344 $5,250 $4,905 $3,971 $4,344 $5,250 $4,905
Required annual income after taxes $18,797 $40,585 $52,175 $68,803 $31,403 $37,219 $42,044 $47,499 $31,403 $44,787 $57,231 $70,305
Annual taxes $2,767 $5,974 $7,680 $10,128 $4,623 $5,479 $6,189 $6,992 $4,623 $6,593 $8,424 $10,349
Required annual income before taxes $21,564 $46,559 $59,855 $78,931 $36,026 $42,697 $48,232 $54,490 $36,026 $51,379 $65,655 $80,654

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $76,760
Business & Financial Operations $59,350
Computer & Mathematical $70,660
Architecture & Engineering $74,980
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,460
Community & Social Service $43,390
Legal $70,290
Education, Training, & Library $45,440
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,870
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $78,110
Healthcare Support $30,950
Protective Service $38,130
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,010
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $31,650
Personal Care & Service $25,130
Sales & Related $26,520
Office & Administrative Support $34,840
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,550
Construction & Extraction $60,010
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,660
Production $31,430
Transportation & Material Moving $32,860