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 $11.26 $24.87 $29.65 $37.50 $18.37 $22.46 $25.07 $28.63 $26.42 $8.88 $13.62 $16.19 $19.23
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 $7,848 $11,640 $11,640 $16,380 $8,976 $11,640 $11,640 $16,380 $7,848 $11,640 $11,640 $16,380
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 $20,558 $45,403 $54,118 $68,446 $33,538 $41,007 $45,759 $52,257 $32,410 $49,719 $59,095 $70,216
Annual taxes $2,868 $6,334 $7,549 $9,548 $4,679 $5,720 $6,383 $7,290 $4,521 $6,936 $8,244 $9,795
Required annual income before taxes $23,426 $51,737 $61,668 $77,995 $38,216 $46,727 $52,143 $59,547 $54,947 $36,931 $56,654 $67,339 $80,011

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $95,969
Business & Financial Operations $61,661
Computer & Mathematical $71,743
Architecture & Engineering $76,948
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,287
Community & Social Service $51,919
Legal $55,705
Education, Training, & Library $43,350
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,367
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $71,218
Healthcare Support $35,275
Protective Service $57,742
Food Preparation & Serving Related $27,066
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,981
Personal Care & Service $27,415
Sales & Related $29,226
Office & Administrative Support $39,328
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $39,873
Construction & Extraction $55,314
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,804
Production $40,326
Transportation & Material Moving $37,394