Living Wage Calculation for Olympia-Tumwater, 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 $12.56 $25.86 $30.63 $39.23 $19.40 $23.45 $26.05 $30.36 $27.40 $9.53 $14.11 $16.68 $20.10
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 $10,224 $13,440 $13,440 $19,548 $10,848 $13,440 $13,440 $19,548 $10,224 $13,440 $13,440 $19,548
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 $22,934 $47,203 $55,918 $71,614 $35,410 $42,807 $47,559 $55,425 $34,786 $51,519 $60,895 $73,384
Annual taxes $3,199 $6,585 $7,801 $9,990 $4,940 $5,972 $6,635 $7,732 $4,853 $7,187 $8,495 $10,237
Required annual income before taxes $26,133 $53,788 $63,719 $81,605 $40,349 $48,778 $54,194 $63,157 $56,998 $39,638 $58,705 $69,390 $83,621

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $93,253
Business & Financial Operations $61,065
Computer & Mathematical $80,322
Architecture & Engineering $77,380
Life, Physical, & Social Science $69,294
Community & Social Service $55,499
Legal $86,515
Education, Training, & Library $50,222
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $48,545
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $72,607
Healthcare Support $31,108
Protective Service $54,975
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,913
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $32,435
Personal Care & Service $26,603
Sales & Related $29,586
Office & Administrative Support $39,132
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $34,966
Construction & Extraction $53,030
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,562
Production $38,351
Transportation & Material Moving $32,857