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 $12.04 $25.91 $30.35 $38.01 $19.02 $22.28 $25.25 $27.91 $17.92 $9.22 $13.90 $16.72 $19.41
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 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10

*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 $3,467 $5,103 $7,680 $10,192 $6,357 $7,905 $10,203 $12,428 $6,357 $7,905 $10,203 $12,428
Child Care $0 $9,741 $14,473 $19,205 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,741 $14,473 $19,205
Medical $2,630 $7,039 $6,758 $6,815 $5,530 $6,758 $6,815 $6,485 $5,530 $6,758 $6,815 $6,485
Housing $8,910 $12,137 $12,137 $15,428 $9,960 $12,137 $12,137 $15,428 $8,910 $12,137 $12,137 $15,428
Transportation $3,609 $7,457 $7,828 $9,398 $7,457 $7,828 $9,398 $9,361 $7,457 $7,828 $9,398 $9,361
Other $2,656 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620
Required annual income after taxes $21,272 $45,771 $53,612 $67,097 $33,598 $39,364 $44,612 $49,322 $32,547 $49,105 $59,085 $68,527
Annual taxes $3,769 $8,120 $9,512 $11,970 $5,960 $6,979 $7,910 $8,740 $5,814 $8,711 $10,483 $12,237
Required annual income before taxes $25,041 $53,891 $63,124 $79,067 $39,558 $46,343 $52,522 $58,062 $55,906 $38,361 $57,816 $69,567 $80,764

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $110,967
Business & Financial Operations $71,330
Computer & Mathematical $86,469
Architecture & Engineering $83,978
Life, Physical, & Social Science $72,088
Community & Social Service $43,768
Legal $76,609
Education, Training, & Library $55,258
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $48,001
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $74,723
Healthcare Support $30,709
Protective Service $50,153
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,161
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,413
Personal Care & Service $25,615
Sales & Related $28,751
Office & Administrative Support $37,761
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,627
Construction & Extraction $49,713
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,991
Production $35,383
Transportation & Material Moving $31,550