Living Wage Calculation for Kalawao 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 $14.98 $25.92 $28.68 $37.19 $23.23 $28.04 $30.83 $37.10 $28.39 $11.61 $14.23 $15.80 $19.12
Poverty Wage $6.71 $9.10 $11.49 $13.88 $9.10 $11.49 $13.88 $16.27 $4.55 $5.75 $6.94 $8.13
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 $3,573 $5,267 $7,929 $10,517 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820
Child Care $0 $698 $1,312 $1,926 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $698 $1,312 $1,926
Medical $1,665 $6,477 $6,133 $6,215 $5,328 $6,133 $6,215 $5,935 $5,328 $6,133 $6,215 $5,935
Housing $13,512 $19,476 $19,476 $28,332 $15,540 $19,476 $19,476 $28,332 $15,540 $19,476 $19,476 $28,332
Transportation $4,206 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307
Other $2,976 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121
Required annual income after taxes $25,933 $44,532 $49,237 $63,672 $40,033 $48,149 $52,902 $63,515 $40,033 $48,847 $54,214 $65,441
Annual taxes $5,223 $9,376 $10,418 $13,684 $8,281 $10,177 $11,232 $13,650 $8,281 $10,332 $11,523 $14,077
Required annual income before taxes $31,155 $53,908 $59,655 $77,356 $48,313 $58,326 $64,134 $77,165 $59,042 $48,313 $59,179 $65,737 $79,518

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $95,259
Business & Financial Operations $65,591
Computer & Mathematical $79,674
Architecture & Engineering $82,194
Life, Physical, & Social Science $67,319
Community & Social Service $52,176
Legal $81,186
Education, Training, & Library $49,708
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $49,234
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $87,142
Healthcare Support $34,308
Protective Service $43,690
Food Preparation & Serving Related $28,115
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $35,799
Personal Care & Service $27,456
Sales & Related $28,465
Office & Administrative Support $38,885
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $36,900
Construction & Extraction $66,146
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $55,077
Production $37,538
Transportation & Material Moving $37,795