Living Wage Calculation for Klickitat 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 $11.05 $23.69 $27.98 $35.49 $17.70 $20.85 $23.86 $26.52 $16.52 $8.85 $12.79 $15.56 $18.15
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 $11.50 $11.50 $11.50 $11.50 $11.50 $11.50 $11.50 $11.50 $11.50 $11.50 $11.50 $11.50

*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 $8,659 $13,253 $17,848 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,659 $13,253 $17,848
Medical $1,984 $7,032 $6,751 $6,808 $5,264 $6,751 $6,808 $6,478 $5,264 $6,751 $6,808 $6,478
Housing $7,956 $9,804 $9,804 $13,212 $8,004 $9,804 $9,804 $13,212 $8,004 $9,804 $9,804 $13,212
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 $20,167 $43,248 $51,073 $64,790 $32,310 $38,051 $43,545 $48,407 $32,310 $46,710 $56,798 $66,255
Annual taxes $2,813 $6,033 $7,125 $9,038 $4,507 $5,308 $6,075 $6,753 $4,507 $6,516 $7,923 $9,243
Required annual income before taxes $22,980 $49,281 $58,197 $73,828 $36,817 $43,359 $49,620 $55,160 $51,528 $36,817 $53,226 $64,722 $75,498

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $111,530
Business & Financial Operations $71,771
Computer & Mathematical $104,632
Architecture & Engineering $90,897
Life, Physical, & Social Science $65,785
Community & Social Service $47,683
Legal $81,488
Education, Training, & Library $50,061
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $50,779
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $76,988
Healthcare Support $34,225
Protective Service $50,738
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,010
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $30,156
Personal Care & Service $27,255
Sales & Related $31,765
Office & Administrative Support $39,022
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,131
Construction & Extraction $54,530
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $50,738
Production $39,873
Transportation & Material Moving $36,183