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 $11.14 $24.57 $29.35 $36.79 $18.02 $22.16 $24.77 $27.92 $26.11 $8.82 $13.47 $16.04 $18.88
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
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 $3,573 $5,267 $7,929 $10,517 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820
Child Care $0 $8,712 $13,336 $17,959 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,712 $13,336 $17,959
Medical $1,955 $7,170 $6,827 $6,909 $5,397 $6,827 $6,909 $6,628 $5,397 $6,827 $6,909 $6,628
Housing $7,632 $11,088 $11,088 $15,096 $8,340 $11,088 $11,088 $15,096 $7,632 $11,088 $11,088 $15,096
Transportation $4,206 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307
Other $2,976 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121
Required annual income after taxes $20,342 $44,851 $53,566 $67,162 $32,902 $40,455 $45,207 $50,973 $32,194 $49,167 $58,543 $68,932
Annual taxes $2,838 $6,257 $7,472 $9,369 $4,590 $5,643 $6,306 $7,111 $4,491 $6,859 $8,167 $9,616
Required annual income before taxes $23,179 $51,108 $61,039 $76,531 $37,491 $46,098 $51,514 $58,083 $54,318 $36,685 $56,025 $66,710 $78,548

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,727
Business & Financial Operations $61,065
Computer & Mathematical $67,792
Architecture & Engineering $80,734
Life, Physical, & Social Science $46,035
Community & Social Service $47,208
Legal $71,053
Education, Training, & Library $47,630
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,840
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $74,860
Healthcare Support $31,283
Protective Service $55,921
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,790
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,154
Personal Care & Service $32,528
Sales & Related $29,071
Office & Administrative Support $35,264
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,438
Construction & Extraction $45,346
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,763
Production $34,843
Transportation & Material Moving $0