Living Wage Calculation for Urban Honolulu, HI

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 $14.92 $29.45 $36.38 $49.53 $22.42 $27.69 $30.32 $37.56 $32.10 $10.84 $16.05 $19.58 $25.42
Poverty Wage $6.00 $8.00 $11.00 $13.00 $8.00 $11.00 $13.00 $15.00 $4.00 $5.00 $6.00 $7.00
Minimum Wage $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75

*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 $3,594 $5,289 $7,939 $10,543 $6,589 $8,193 $10,556 $12,862 $6,589 $8,193 $10,556 $12,862
Child Care $0 $7,559 $15,168 $22,777 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,559 $15,168 $22,777
Medical $1,367 $4,955 $4,755 $4,724 $4,328 $4,755 $4,724 $4,839 $4,328 $4,755 $4,724 $4,839
Housing $15,120 $21,720 $21,720 $32,004 $16,488 $21,720 $21,720 $32,004 $15,120 $21,720 $21,720 $32,004
Transportation $3,885 $7,669 $8,690 $10,235 $7,669 $8,690 $10,235 $10,331 $7,669 $8,690 $10,235 $10,331
Other $2,237 $4,059 $4,880 $5,514 $4,059 $4,880 $5,514 $5,225 $4,059 $4,880 $5,514 $5,225
Required annual income after taxes $26,203 $51,250 $63,152 $85,797 $39,133 $48,238 $52,748 $65,260 $37,765 $55,797 $67,916 $88,037
Annual taxes $4,829 $9,998 $12,526 $17,229 $7,504 $9,364 $10,317 $12,867 $7,327 $10,964 $13,538 $17,705
Required annual income before taxes $31,032 $61,248 $75,678 $103,025 $46,637 $57,601 $63,065 $78,127 $66,761 $45,091 $66,761 $81,454 $105,742

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $83,490
Business & Financial Operations $60,910
Computer & Mathematical $73,510
Architecture & Engineering $77,700
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,590
Community & Social Service $48,320
Legal $69,420
Education, Training, & Library $46,350
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,310
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $80,890
Healthcare Support $30,890
Protective Service $37,410
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,510
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $31,940
Personal Care & Service $23,330
Sales & Related $26,220
Office & Administrative Support $36,360
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $39,130
Construction & Extraction $63,410
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $52,420
Production $30,810
Transportation & Material Moving $34,280