Living Wage Calculation for Clark County, Washington

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 $10.73 $23.03 $27.40 $34.93 $17.68 $21.25 $23.70 $27.83 $25.50 $8.84 $12.75 $14.99 $18.07
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $5.00 $5.00 $6.00
Minimum Wage $9.47 $9.47 $9.47 $9.47 $9.47 $9.47 $9.47 $9.47 $9.47 $9.47 $9.47 $9.47

*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 $3,594 $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 $7,809 $11,564 $15,318 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,809 $11,564 $15,318
Medical $1,845 $6,234 $6,035 $6,003 $4,722 $6,035 $6,003 $6,118 $4,722 $6,035 $6,003 $6,118
Housing $8,184 $11,328 $11,328 $16,692 $9,516 $11,328 $11,328 $16,692 $9,516 $11,328 $11,328 $16,692
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 $19,745 $42,388 $50,435 $64,305 $32,555 $39,125 $43,636 $51,228 $32,555 $46,934 $55,199 $66,546
Annual taxes $2,565 $5,506 $6,552 $8,353 $4,229 $5,082 $5,668 $6,655 $4,229 $6,097 $7,170 $8,644
Required annual income before taxes $22,310 $47,894 $56,987 $72,658 $36,784 $44,207 $49,304 $57,882 $53,031 $36,784 $53,031 $62,370 $75,190

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $105,260
Business & Financial Operations $68,860
Computer & Mathematical $102,190
Architecture & Engineering $87,110
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,030
Community & Social Service $44,810
Legal $79,070
Education, Training, & Library $48,150
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $47,400
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $73,380
Healthcare Support $32,480
Protective Service $46,790
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,600
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,180
Personal Care & Service $24,940
Sales & Related $29,860
Office & Administrative Support $36,920
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,600
Construction & Extraction $52,480
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,840
Production $37,680
Transportation & Material Moving $34,140