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 $9.62 $22.11 $27.19 $34.24 $16.27 $20.88 $23.45 $26.56 $12.61 $7.83 $12.61 $14.95 $17.55
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 $9.47 $9.47 $9.47 $9.47 $9.47 $9.47 $9.47 $9.47 $9.47 $9.47 $9.47 $9.47

*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 $3,560 $5,390 $8,023 $10,601 $6,527 $8,260 $10,608 $12,889 $6,527 $8,260 $10,608 $12,889
Child Care $0 $7,953 $11,784 $15,616 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,953 $11,784 $15,616
Medical $1,614 $6,051 $5,764 $5,925 $4,545 $5,764 $5,925 $5,782 $4,545 $5,764 $5,925 $5,782
Housing $5,851 $9,314 $9,314 $13,439 $6,959 $9,314 $9,314 $13,439 $5,851 $9,314 $9,314 $13,439
Transportation $3,768 $7,155 $9,346 $10,196 $7,155 $9,346 $10,196 $10,231 $7,155 $9,346 $10,196 $10,231
Other $2,799 $4,565 $5,497 $6,845 $4,565 $5,497 $6,845 $6,235 $4,565 $5,497 $6,845 $6,235
Required annual income after taxes $17,592 $40,427 $49,728 $62,622 $29,750 $38,181 $42,887 $48,576 $28,642 $46,134 $54,671 $64,192
Annual taxes $2,417 $5,555 $6,833 $8,605 $4,088 $5,246 $5,893 $6,675 $3,936 $6,339 $7,512 $8,820
Required annual income before taxes $20,009 $45,982 $56,561 $71,226 $33,838 $43,427 $48,780 $55,251 $52,473 $32,578 $52,473 $62,184 $73,013

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,750
Business & Financial Operations $57,740
Computer & Mathematical $65,620
Architecture & Engineering $65,600
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,710
Community & Social Service $44,390
Legal $70,560
Education, Training, & Library $44,650
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,980
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $69,660
Healthcare Support $29,180
Protective Service $45,620
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,850
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,490
Personal Care & Service $24,010
Sales & Related $27,000
Office & Administrative Support $34,160
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $41,070
Construction & Extraction $47,220
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,040
Production $34,470
Transportation & Material Moving $32,060