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 $10.67 $24.12 $28.89 $36.70 $17.94 $21.71 $24.31 $27.83 $25.66 $8.58 $13.24 $15.81 $18.84
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
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 $3,573 $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 $8,712 $13,336 $17,959 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,712 $13,336 $17,959
Medical $1,955 $7,170 $6,827 $6,909 $5,397 $6,827 $6,909 $6,628 $5,397 $6,827 $6,909 $6,628
Housing $6,768 $10,260 $10,260 $14,928 $8,184 $10,260 $10,260 $14,928 $6,768 $10,260 $10,260 $14,928
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 $19,478 $44,023 $52,738 $66,994 $32,746 $39,627 $44,379 $50,805 $31,330 $48,339 $57,715 $68,764
Annual taxes $2,717 $6,141 $7,357 $9,346 $4,568 $5,528 $6,191 $7,087 $4,370 $6,743 $8,051 $9,593
Required annual income before taxes $22,195 $50,164 $60,095 $76,340 $37,314 $45,154 $50,570 $57,892 $53,374 $35,700 $55,082 $65,767 $78,356

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $94,282
Business & Financial Operations $63,986
Computer & Mathematical $71,887
Architecture & Engineering $80,600
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,748
Community & Social Service $46,591
Legal $70,590
Education, Training, & Library $45,253
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,947
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,824
Healthcare Support $32,250
Protective Service $55,849
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,502
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,855
Personal Care & Service $28,413
Sales & Related $27,981
Office & Administrative Support $38,176
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $48,452
Construction & Extraction $57,083
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $55,880
Production $46,004
Transportation & Material Moving $37,435