Living Wage Calculation for Walla Walla, 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 $10.13 $23.34 $27.63 $35.53 $17.09 $20.49 $23.50 $26.55 $16.28 $8.38 $12.62 $15.38 $18.16
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 $6,282 $9,161 $9,161 $13,269 $6,889 $9,161 $9,161 $13,269 $6,282 $9,161 $9,161 $13,269
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 $18,493 $42,605 $50,430 $64,847 $31,195 $37,408 $42,903 $48,464 $30,588 $46,067 $56,156 $66,312
Annual taxes $2,580 $5,943 $7,035 $9,046 $4,352 $5,218 $5,985 $6,761 $4,267 $6,426 $7,834 $9,251
Required annual income before taxes $21,073 $48,548 $57,465 $73,893 $35,547 $42,627 $48,888 $55,225 $50,796 $34,855 $52,494 $63,989 $75,563

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $85,629
Business & Financial Operations $70,797
Computer & Mathematical $72,406
Architecture & Engineering $94,628
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,206
Community & Social Service $48,513
Legal $49,036
Education, Training, & Library $49,651
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,253
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $72,867
Healthcare Support $25,584
Protective Service $47,324
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,590
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,316
Personal Care & Service $29,346
Sales & Related $30,094
Office & Administrative Support $34,573
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,076
Construction & Extraction $53,054
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,001
Production $31,345
Transportation & Material Moving $37,515