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 $10.31 $22.76 $29.10 $37.81 $17.63 $20.91 $23.10 $26.74 $8.28 $12.52 $15.71 $19.63
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 $3,530 $5,206 $7,822 $10,385 $6,472 $8,058 $10,392 $12,661 $6,472 $8,058 $10,392 $12,661
Child Care $0 $7,465 $15,083 $22,702 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,465 $15,083 $22,702
Medical $1,642 $5,535 $5,363 $5,224 $4,468 $5,363 $5,224 $5,449 $4,468 $5,363 $5,224 $5,449
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 $3,727 $7,367 $8,421 $9,414 $7,367 $8,421 $9,414 $9,661 $7,367 $8,421 $9,414 $9,661
Other $2,374 $4,295 $4,677 $5,459 $4,295 $4,677 $5,459 $5,349 $4,295 $4,677 $5,459 $5,349
Required annual income after taxes $18,701 $41,269 $52,766 $68,556 $31,963 $37,919 $41,889 $48,491 $30,031 $45,384 $56,972 $71,193
Annual taxes $2,753 $6,075 $7,767 $10,091 $4,705 $5,582 $6,166 $7,138 $4,421 $6,681 $8,386 $10,480
Required annual income before taxes $21,454 $47,343 $60,533 $78,647 $36,668 $43,501 $48,055 $55,629 $34,452 $52,064 $65,358 $81,672

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $75,990
Business & Financial Operations $59,310
Computer & Mathematical $69,330
Architecture & Engineering $74,400
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,090
Community & Social Service $41,840
Legal $73,020
Education, Training, & Library $45,410
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,520
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $75,600
Healthcare Support $30,620
Protective Service $37,490
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,460
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $31,010
Personal Care & Service $23,690
Sales & Related $26,250
Office & Administrative Support $34,180
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,350
Construction & Extraction $60,880
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,610
Production $31,760
Transportation & Material Moving $32,720