Living Wage Calculation for Longview, WA

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 $9.58 $21.92 $27.01 $34.05 $16.44 $20.69 $23.27 $26.37 $12.52 $7.81 $12.52 $14.86 $17.45
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 $9.47 $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 $3,560 $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 $7,953 $11,784 $15,616 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,953 $11,784 $15,616
Medical $1,614 $6,051 $5,764 $5,925 $4,545 $5,764 $5,925 $5,782 $4,545 $5,764 $5,925 $5,782
Housing $5,784 $8,976 $8,976 $13,080 $7,272 $8,976 $8,976 $13,080 $5,784 $8,976 $8,976 $13,080
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 $17,525 $40,089 $49,390 $62,262 $30,064 $37,843 $42,550 $48,217 $28,576 $45,796 $54,334 $63,833
Annual taxes $2,408 $5,508 $6,786 $8,555 $4,131 $5,200 $5,847 $6,625 $3,926 $6,293 $7,466 $8,771
Required annual income before taxes $19,934 $45,598 $56,177 $70,818 $34,195 $43,043 $48,396 $54,842 $52,089 $32,502 $52,089 $61,799 $72,604

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,950
Business & Financial Operations $56,980
Computer & Mathematical $66,810
Architecture & Engineering $78,340
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,580
Community & Social Service $42,330
Legal $61,840
Education, Training, & Library $43,990
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,360
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,080
Healthcare Support $29,870
Protective Service $48,190
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,390
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,580
Personal Care & Service $22,750
Sales & Related $26,080
Office & Administrative Support $33,860
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $48,520
Construction & Extraction $53,050
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $51,230
Production $42,150
Transportation & Material Moving $37,410