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 $10.29 $23.93 $28.22 $36.31 $17.55 $21.08 $24.09 $27.34 $16.67 $8.46 $12.91 $15.68 $18.56
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 $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 $6,565 $10,234 $10,234 $14,709 $7,725 $10,234 $10,234 $14,709 $6,565 $10,234 $10,234 $14,709
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 $18,776 $43,678 $51,503 $66,287 $32,031 $38,481 $43,975 $49,905 $30,871 $47,140 $57,228 $67,753
Annual taxes $2,619 $6,093 $7,185 $9,247 $4,468 $5,368 $6,135 $6,962 $4,307 $6,576 $7,983 $9,452
Required annual income before taxes $21,395 $49,771 $58,687 $75,534 $36,499 $43,849 $50,110 $56,867 $52,018 $35,178 $53,716 $65,212 $77,204

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $91,820
Business & Financial Operations $60,660
Computer & Mathematical $68,860
Architecture & Engineering $69,106
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,450
Community & Social Service $44,547
Legal $72,509
Education, Training, & Library $49,046
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,293
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $73,195
Healthcare Support $31,211
Protective Service $41,441
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,057
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,300
Personal Care & Service $25,287
Sales & Related $29,100
Office & Administrative Support $35,639
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $39,565
Construction & Extraction $49,754
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,807
Production $36,736
Transportation & Material Moving $32,657