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 $14.97 $25.89 $28.65 $37.15 $23.21 $28.02 $30.81 $37.06 $28.36 $11.05 $14.21 $15.79 $19.10
Poverty Wage $6.71 $9.10 $11.49 $13.88 $9.10 $11.49 $13.88 $16.27 $4.55 $5.75 $6.94 $8.13
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 $3,573 $5,267 $7,929 $10,517 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820
Child Care $0 $698 $1,312 $1,926 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $698 $1,312 $1,926
Medical $1,665 $6,477 $6,133 $6,215 $5,328 $6,133 $6,215 $5,935 $5,328 $6,133 $6,215 $5,935
Housing $13,488 $19,428 $19,428 $28,260 $15,504 $19,428 $19,428 $28,260 $13,488 $19,428 $19,428 $28,260
Transportation $4,206 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307
Other $2,976 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121
Required annual income after taxes $25,909 $44,484 $49,189 $63,600 $39,997 $48,101 $52,854 $63,443 $37,981 $48,799 $54,166 $65,369
Annual taxes $5,219 $9,369 $10,412 $13,674 $8,276 $10,170 $11,225 $13,639 $7,994 $10,325 $11,517 $14,067
Required annual income before taxes $31,128 $53,853 $59,600 $77,274 $48,272 $58,271 $64,079 $77,083 $58,987 $45,975 $59,124 $65,683 $79,436

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $82,390
Business & Financial Operations $59,347
Computer & Mathematical $75,086
Architecture & Engineering $71,712
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,331
Community & Social Service $51,076
Legal $68,399
Education, Training, & Library $0
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,340
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $82,914
Healthcare Support $35,192
Protective Service $50,500
Food Preparation & Serving Related $36,828
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $36,869
Personal Care & Service $29,966
Sales & Related $30,090
Office & Administrative Support $39,945
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $62,484
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $53,720
Production $40,665
Transportation & Material Moving $38,248