Living Wage Calculation for Wenatchee, 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 $10.25 $23.63 $27.92 $35.48 $17.31 $20.79 $23.80 $26.51 $16.48 $8.44 $12.77 $15.53 $18.14
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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 $6,492 $9,696 $9,696 $13,188 $7,296 $9,696 $9,696 $13,188 $6,492 $9,696 $9,696 $13,188
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 $18,703 $43,140 $50,965 $64,766 $31,602 $37,943 $43,437 $48,383 $30,798 $46,602 $56,690 $66,231
Annual taxes $2,609 $6,018 $7,110 $9,035 $4,409 $5,293 $6,060 $6,749 $4,296 $6,501 $7,908 $9,239
Required annual income before taxes $21,312 $49,158 $58,074 $73,801 $36,011 $43,236 $49,497 $55,133 $51,405 $35,095 $53,103 $64,599 $75,471

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,310
Business & Financial Operations $59,440
Computer & Mathematical $68,029
Architecture & Engineering $80,606
Life, Physical, & Social Science $46,955
Community & Social Service $46,515
Legal $64,073
Education, Training, & Library $46,351
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,306
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $71,084
Healthcare Support $33,282
Protective Service $51,148
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,795
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,434
Personal Care & Service $27,491
Sales & Related $28,095
Office & Administrative Support $34,327
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,757
Construction & Extraction $45,305
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,525
Production $34,286
Transportation & Material Moving $31,519