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 $10.73 $23.82 $30.76 $40.47 $18.53 $22.07 $24.69 $28.50 $8.72 $13.24 $16.77 $20.89
Poverty Wage $6.00 $8.00 $11.00 $13.00 $8.00 $11.00 $13.00 $15.00 $4.00 $5.00 $6.00 $7.00
Minimum Wage $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75

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.

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 $3,594 $5,289 $7,939 $10,543 $6,589 $8,193 $10,556 $12,862 $6,589 $8,193 $10,556 $12,862
Child Care $0 $7,559 $15,168 $22,777 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,559 $15,168 $22,777
Medical $1,367 $4,955 $4,755 $4,724 $4,328 $4,755 $4,724 $4,839 $4,328 $4,755 $4,724 $4,839
Housing $7,428 $11,400 $11,400 $15,372 $9,360 $11,400 $11,400 $15,372 $7,428 $11,400 $11,400 $15,372
Transportation $3,885 $7,669 $8,690 $10,235 $7,669 $8,690 $10,235 $10,331 $7,669 $8,690 $10,235 $10,331
Other $2,237 $4,059 $4,880 $5,514 $4,059 $4,880 $5,514 $5,225 $4,059 $4,880 $5,514 $5,225
Required annual income after taxes $18,511 $40,930 $52,832 $69,165 $32,005 $37,918 $42,428 $48,628 $30,073 $45,477 $57,596 $71,405
Annual taxes $3,806 $8,617 $11,145 $15,011 $6,547 $7,984 $8,936 $10,649 $6,187 $9,583 $12,157 $15,487
Required annual income before taxes $22,317 $49,547 $63,977 $84,176 $38,552 $45,902 $51,364 $59,278 $36,260 $55,060 $69,753 $86,893

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $79,660
Business & Financial Operations $59,770
Computer & Mathematical $72,700
Architecture & Engineering $76,540
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,390
Community & Social Service $46,770
Legal $70,190
Education, Training, & Library $46,350
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,100
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $80,100
Healthcare Support $31,040
Protective Service $39,210
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,510
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $32,760
Personal Care & Service $24,530
Sales & Related $26,900
Office & Administrative Support $36,020
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,680
Construction & Extraction $61,210
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $50,110
Production $32,610
Transportation & Material Moving $33,990