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 $11.05 $24.62 $28.91 $37.05 $18.10 $21.77 $24.78 $28.08 $17.13 $8.84 $13.26 $16.02 $18.93
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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 $3,564 $5,245 $7,893 $10,476 $6,533 $8,124 $10,487 $12,773 $6,533 $8,124 $10,487 $12,773
Child Care $0 $8,659 $13,253 $17,848 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,659 $13,253 $17,848
Medical $1,984 $7,032 $6,751 $6,808 $5,264 $6,751 $6,808 $6,478 $5,264 $6,751 $6,808 $6,478
Housing $7,956 $11,496 $11,496 $16,056 $8,736 $11,496 $11,496 $16,056 $7,956 $11,496 $11,496 $16,056
Transportation $3,860 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $10,013 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $10,013
Other $2,803 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $5,932 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $5,932
Required annual income after taxes $20,167 $44,940 $52,765 $67,634 $33,042 $39,743 $45,237 $51,251 $32,262 $48,402 $58,490 $69,099
Annual taxes $2,813 $6,269 $7,361 $9,435 $4,609 $5,544 $6,311 $7,150 $4,501 $6,752 $8,159 $9,639
Required annual income before taxes $22,980 $51,209 $60,125 $77,069 $37,652 $45,287 $51,548 $58,401 $53,456 $36,763 $55,154 $66,650 $78,739

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $91,799
Business & Financial Operations $61,910
Computer & Mathematical $70,828
Architecture & Engineering $77,213
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,327
Community & Social Service $50,000
Legal $51,035
Education, Training, & Library $43,419
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,909
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $69,054
Healthcare Support $33,569
Protective Service $56,160
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,512
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,224
Personal Care & Service $25,697
Sales & Related $28,095
Office & Administrative Support $38,776
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $39,401
Construction & Extraction $53,259
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,955
Production $40,477
Transportation & Material Moving $37,003