Living Wage Calculation for Spokane-Spokane Valley, 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 $10.56 $24.11 $28.89 $36.54 $17.69 $21.71 $24.31 $27.67 $25.66 $8.53 $13.24 $15.81 $18.76
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 $6,572 $10,254 $10,254 $14,639 $7,731 $10,254 $10,254 $14,639 $6,572 $10,254 $10,254 $14,639
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 $19,282 $44,017 $52,732 $66,706 $32,293 $39,620 $44,373 $50,516 $31,134 $48,332 $57,709 $68,475
Annual taxes $2,690 $6,140 $7,356 $9,305 $4,505 $5,527 $6,190 $7,047 $4,343 $6,742 $8,050 $9,552
Required annual income before taxes $21,972 $50,157 $60,088 $76,011 $36,798 $45,147 $50,563 $57,563 $53,367 $35,477 $55,075 $65,760 $78,027

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $94,992
Business & Financial Operations $61,795
Computer & Mathematical $70,827
Architecture & Engineering $70,971
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,762
Community & Social Service $45,541
Legal $71,557
Education, Training, & Library $50,829
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,891
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $70,909
Healthcare Support $31,304
Protective Service $38,803
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,317
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,010
Personal Care & Service $26,911
Sales & Related $28,063
Office & Administrative Support $36,314
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $41,046
Construction & Extraction $50,870
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,992
Production $38,762
Transportation & Material Moving $34,853