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 $10.48 $22.79 $27.87 $34.88 $16.77 $21.56 $24.13 $27.20 $12.95 $8.26 $12.95 $15.29 $17.87
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 $7,431 $10,556 $10,556 $14,611 $7,885 $10,556 $10,556 $14,611 $7,431 $10,556 $10,556 $14,611
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 $19,172 $41,669 $50,970 $63,793 $30,676 $39,423 $44,130 $49,748 $30,223 $47,376 $55,914 $65,364
Annual taxes $2,634 $5,726 $7,004 $8,766 $4,215 $5,417 $6,064 $6,836 $4,153 $6,510 $7,683 $8,981
Required annual income before taxes $21,807 $47,395 $57,974 $72,559 $34,892 $44,840 $50,194 $56,583 $53,886 $34,375 $53,886 $63,597 $74,345

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $82,010
Business & Financial Operations $68,320
Computer & Mathematical $74,750
Architecture & Engineering $91,260
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,480
Community & Social Service $45,290
Legal $60,570
Education, Training, & Library $49,320
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,020
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $69,020
Healthcare Support $24,460
Protective Service $45,630
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,360
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,120
Personal Care & Service $27,410
Sales & Related $27,460
Office & Administrative Support $33,150
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,460
Construction & Extraction $53,950
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,540
Production $29,940
Transportation & Material Moving $35,010