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 (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $12.92 $23.44 $25.69 $32.14 $21.07 $25.06 $28.29 $31.87 $16.94 $10.53 $12.74 $14.53 $16.50
Poverty Wage $6.66 $8.98 $11.29 $13.60 $8.98 $11.29 $13.60 $15.91 $4.49 $5.64 $6.80 $7.96
Minimum Wage $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10

*Documentation for families with an adult working part-time is available separately, here.

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 (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,564 $5,245 $7,893 $10,476 $6,533 $8,124 $10,487 $12,773 $6,533 $8,124 $10,487 $12,773
Child Care $0 $694 $1,304 $1,914 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $694 $1,304 $1,914
Medical $1,696 $6,341 $6,060 $6,117 $5,196 $6,060 $6,117 $5,787 $5,196 $6,060 $6,117 $5,787
Housing $10,308 $15,252 $15,252 $19,548 $11,892 $15,252 $15,252 $19,548 $11,892 $15,252 $15,252 $19,548
Transportation $3,860 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $10,013 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $10,013
Other $2,803 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $5,932 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $5,932
Required annual income after taxes $22,231 $40,040 $43,881 $54,501 $36,129 $42,808 $48,302 $54,053 $36,129 $43,502 $49,606 $55,967
Annual taxes $4,636 $8,707 $9,561 $12,347 $7,686 $9,321 $10,545 $12,244 $7,686 $9,476 $10,837 $12,672
Required annual income before taxes $26,867 $48,746 $53,442 $66,849 $43,816 $52,129 $58,848 $66,296 $52,842 $43,816 $52,978 $60,443 $68,638

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $86,582
Business & Financial Operations $62,679
Computer & Mathematical $76,486
Architecture & Engineering $81,221
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,222
Community & Social Service $48,903
Legal $73,493
Education, Training, & Library $48,493
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,772
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $80,452
Healthcare Support $32,841
Protective Service $41,472
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,512
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $34,625
Personal Care & Service $26,261
Sales & Related $28,526
Office & Administrative Support $37,679
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,509
Construction & Extraction $65,815
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $52,613
Production $35,035
Transportation & Material Moving $35,496