Living Wage Calculation for Spokane 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 (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $9.12 $21.39 $25.96 $32.75 $15.93 $19.48 $21.61 $25.07 $7.65 $11.80 $14.11 $17.08
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 $9.19 $9.19 $9.19 $9.19 $9.19 $9.19 $9.19 $9.19 $9.19 $9.19 $9.19 $9.19

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 (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,530 $5,206 $7,822 $10,385 $6,472 $8,058 $10,392 $12,661 $6,472 $8,058 $10,392 $12,661
Child Care $0 $7,669 $12,322 $16,975 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,669 $12,322 $16,975
Medical $2,011 $6,484 $6,312 $6,173 $5,029 $6,312 $6,173 $6,398 $5,029 $6,312 $6,173 $6,398
Housing $5,364 $8,868 $8,868 $12,684 $6,552 $8,868 $8,868 $12,684 $5,364 $8,868 $8,868 $12,684
Transportation $3,727 $7,367 $8,421 $9,414 $7,367 $8,421 $9,414 $9,661 $7,367 $8,421 $9,414 $9,661
Other $2,374 $4,295 $4,677 $5,459 $4,295 $4,677 $5,459 $5,349 $4,295 $4,677 $5,459 $5,349
Required annual income after taxes $17,006 $39,890 $48,422 $61,090 $29,716 $36,336 $40,306 $46,752 $28,528 $44,005 $52,628 $63,727
Annual taxes $1,959 $4,595 $5,578 $7,038 $3,423 $4,186 $4,643 $5,386 $3,286 $5,069 $6,063 $7,341
Required annual income before taxes $18,965 $44,486 $54,000 $68,128 $33,139 $40,522 $44,949 $52,138 $31,814 $49,075 $58,691 $71,068

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $103,010
Business & Financial Operations $67,790
Computer & Mathematical $96,920
Architecture & Engineering $83,020
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,920
Community & Social Service $40,740
Legal $74,530
Education, Training, & Library $46,880
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $45,130
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $71,520
Healthcare Support $31,370
Protective Service $44,240
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,670
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,750
Personal Care & Service $23,600
Sales & Related $28,970
Office & Administrative Support $35,790
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,170
Construction & Extraction $51,290
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,060
Production $36,360
Transportation & Material Moving $33,330