Living Wage Calculation for Providence-Warwick, RI

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 $11.20 $24.55 $30.56 $38.07 $17.93 $22.26 $24.73 $27.39 $13.79 $8.52 $13.79 $16.59 $19.49
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 $9.60 $9.60 $9.60 $9.60 $9.60 $9.60 $9.60 $9.60 $9.60 $9.60 $9.60 $9.60

*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 $3,464 $5,244 $7,806 $10,314 $6,351 $8,037 $10,321 $12,541 $6,351 $8,037 $10,321 $12,541
Child Care $0 $9,427 $14,942 $20,456 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,427 $14,942 $20,456
Medical $2,388 $6,275 $5,988 $6,149 $5,090 $5,988 $6,149 $6,006 $5,090 $5,988 $6,149 $6,006
Housing $8,066 $11,902 $11,902 $15,013 $9,686 $11,902 $11,902 $15,013 $8,066 $11,902 $11,902 $15,013
Transportation $3,568 $6,775 $8,850 $9,655 $6,775 $8,850 $9,655 $9,687 $6,775 $8,850 $9,655 $9,687
Other $2,355 $3,841 $4,625 $5,760 $3,841 $4,625 $5,760 $5,246 $3,841 $4,625 $5,760 $5,246
Required annual income after taxes $19,841 $43,464 $54,113 $67,347 $31,744 $39,402 $43,786 $48,494 $30,123 $48,829 $58,728 $68,950
Annual taxes $3,464 $7,599 $9,462 $11,836 $5,552 $6,889 $7,656 $8,476 $5,330 $8,538 $10,269 $12,133
Required annual income before taxes $23,305 $51,063 $63,575 $79,183 $37,296 $46,291 $51,442 $56,970 $57,367 $35,453 $57,367 $68,997 $81,083

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $105,890
Business & Financial Operations $69,270
Computer & Mathematical $79,710
Architecture & Engineering $80,020
Life, Physical, & Social Science $67,390
Community & Social Service $39,830
Legal $72,030
Education, Training, & Library $58,120
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $48,480
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $73,580
Healthcare Support $29,350
Protective Service $47,540
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,780
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,340
Personal Care & Service $23,440
Sales & Related $26,590
Office & Administrative Support $36,230
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $20,530
Construction & Extraction $46,660
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,880
Production $33,730
Transportation & Material Moving $30,880