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 $11.84 $25.36 $29.65 $38.51 $19.01 $22.52 $25.53 $29.53 $17.63 $9.23 $13.63 $16.39 $19.65
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 $9,408 $12,852 $12,852 $18,708 $10,392 $12,852 $12,852 $18,708 $9,408 $12,852 $12,852 $18,708
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 $21,619 $46,296 $54,121 $70,286 $34,698 $41,099 $46,593 $53,903 $33,714 $49,758 $59,846 $71,751
Annual taxes $3,016 $6,458 $7,550 $9,805 $4,840 $5,733 $6,500 $7,520 $4,703 $6,941 $8,349 $10,009
Required annual income before taxes $24,635 $52,754 $61,670 $80,091 $39,539 $46,832 $53,093 $61,423 $55,002 $38,417 $56,699 $68,195 $81,761

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,021
Business & Financial Operations $57,728
Computer & Mathematical $76,342
Architecture & Engineering $74,497
Life, Physical, & Social Science $65,498
Community & Social Service $51,886
Legal $83,302
Education, Training, & Library $48,011
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $48,862
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $78,751
Healthcare Support $33,897
Protective Service $52,265
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,610
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,520
Personal Care & Service $24,723
Sales & Related $28,854
Office & Administrative Support $37,443
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $43,378
Construction & Extraction $51,599
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,623
Production $37,197
Transportation & Material Moving $31,703