Living Wage Calculation for Washington County, Rhode Island

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 $12.17 $26.08 $30.52 $38.32 $19.04 $22.45 $25.42 $28.23 $18.03 $9.52 $13.98 $16.81 $19.57
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $4.00 $5.00 $6.00
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 $3,467 $5,103 $7,680 $10,192 $6,357 $7,905 $10,203 $12,428 $6,357 $7,905 $10,203 $12,428
Child Care $0 $9,741 $14,473 $19,205 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,741 $14,473 $19,205
Medical $2,630 $7,039 $6,758 $6,815 $5,530 $6,758 $6,815 $6,485 $5,530 $6,758 $6,815 $6,485
Housing $9,156 $12,444 $12,444 $15,996 $9,996 $12,444 $12,444 $15,996 $9,996 $12,444 $12,444 $15,996
Transportation $3,609 $7,457 $7,828 $9,398 $7,457 $7,828 $9,398 $9,361 $7,457 $7,828 $9,398 $9,361
Other $2,656 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620
Required annual income after taxes $21,518 $46,078 $53,919 $67,665 $33,634 $39,671 $44,919 $49,890 $33,634 $49,412 $59,392 $69,095
Annual taxes $3,803 $8,163 $9,555 $12,049 $5,965 $7,022 $7,953 $8,820 $5,965 $8,753 $10,525 $12,316
Required annual income before taxes $25,321 $54,241 $63,473 $79,714 $39,599 $46,693 $52,872 $58,710 $56,256 $39,599 $58,165 $69,917 $81,411

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $118,049
Business & Financial Operations $72,160
Computer & Mathematical $86,213
Architecture & Engineering $85,670
Life, Physical, & Social Science $72,703
Community & Social Service $44,864
Legal $76,609
Education, Training, & Library $55,391
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $49,323
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $74,876
Healthcare Support $30,719
Protective Service $50,471
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,822
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,870
Personal Care & Service $24,918
Sales & Related $30,894
Office & Administrative Support $38,325
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,659
Construction & Extraction $49,292
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,349
Production $34,953
Transportation & Material Moving $32,216