Living Wage Calculation for Mount Vernon-Anacortes, 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 $10.77 $23.33 $28.41 $35.63 $17.18 $22.10 $24.67 $27.95 $13.22 $8.41 $13.22 $15.56 $18.24
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 $7,956 $11,544 $11,544 $15,972 $8,628 $11,544 $11,544 $15,972 $7,956 $11,544 $11,544 $15,972
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 $19,697 $42,657 $51,958 $65,154 $31,420 $40,411 $45,118 $51,109 $30,748 $48,364 $56,902 $66,725
Annual taxes $2,707 $5,861 $7,139 $8,953 $4,317 $5,553 $6,199 $7,023 $4,225 $6,646 $7,819 $9,168
Required annual income before taxes $22,404 $48,518 $59,097 $74,107 $35,737 $45,964 $51,317 $58,132 $55,010 $34,973 $55,010 $64,720 $75,893

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,400
Business & Financial Operations $58,490
Computer & Mathematical $72,900
Architecture & Engineering $74,050
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,180
Community & Social Service $45,030
Legal $48,190
Education, Training, & Library $47,450
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,910
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $67,750
Healthcare Support $31,970
Protective Service $54,460
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,860
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,940
Personal Care & Service $24,470
Sales & Related $27,710
Office & Administrative Support $36,430
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,840
Construction & Extraction $55,560
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,610
Production $37,510
Transportation & Material Moving $36,990