Living Wage Calculation for Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

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 $14.11 $28.52 $36.27 $48.64 $21.55 $27.34 $30.10 $35.96 $15.93 $10.37 $15.93 $19.58 $24.78
Poverty Wage $6.00 $8.00 $11.00 $13.00 $8.00 $11.00 $13.00 $15.00 $4.00 $5.00 $6.00 $7.00
Minimum Wage $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50

*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 $3,560 $5,390 $8,023 $10,601 $6,527 $8,260 $10,608 $12,889 $6,527 $8,260 $10,608 $12,889
Child Care $0 $7,720 $15,452 $23,183 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,720 $15,452 $23,183
Medical $1,416 $5,933 $5,647 $5,807 $4,536 $5,647 $5,807 $5,665 $4,536 $5,647 $5,807 $5,665
Housing $12,956 $18,259 $18,259 $26,608 $14,432 $18,259 $18,259 $26,608 $12,956 $18,259 $18,259 $26,608
Transportation $3,768 $7,155 $9,346 $10,196 $7,155 $9,346 $10,196 $10,231 $7,155 $9,346 $10,196 $10,231
Other $2,799 $4,565 $5,497 $6,845 $4,565 $5,497 $6,845 $6,235 $4,565 $5,497 $6,845 $6,235
Required annual income after taxes $24,499 $49,022 $62,223 $83,240 $37,215 $47,009 $51,715 $61,628 $35,740 $54,729 $67,167 $84,811
Annual taxes $4,848 $10,306 $13,209 $17,923 $7,614 $9,863 $10,898 $13,170 $7,411 $11,561 $14,296 $18,268
Required annual income before taxes $29,347 $59,327 $75,432 $101,163 $44,829 $56,872 $62,613 $74,798 $66,289 $43,151 $66,289 $81,463 $103,079

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $68,660
Business & Financial Operations $53,740
Computer & Mathematical $73,060
Architecture & Engineering $69,200
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,060
Community & Social Service $44,160
Legal $77,850
Education, Training, & Library $45,230
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $52,490
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $72,750
Healthcare Support $32,740
Protective Service $41,810
Food Preparation & Serving Related $26,860
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $34,300
Personal Care & Service $29,280
Sales & Related $27,830
Office & Administrative Support $36,480
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $37,840
Construction & Extraction $55,960
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,510
Production $37,400
Transportation & Material Moving $33,690