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 $9.89 $22.20 $27.29 $33.80 $16.34 $20.98 $23.55 $26.12 $12.66 $7.97 $12.66 $15.00 $17.33
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 $6,348 $9,492 $9,492 $12,624 $7,092 $9,492 $9,492 $12,624 $6,348 $9,492 $9,492 $12,624
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 $18,089 $40,605 $49,906 $61,806 $29,884 $38,359 $43,066 $47,761 $29,140 $46,312 $54,850 $63,377
Annual taxes $2,486 $5,579 $6,857 $8,493 $4,106 $5,271 $5,917 $6,563 $4,004 $6,364 $7,537 $8,708
Required annual income before taxes $20,575 $46,184 $56,763 $70,299 $33,990 $43,630 $48,983 $54,324 $52,676 $33,144 $52,676 $62,386 $72,085

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,130
Business & Financial Operations $56,910
Computer & Mathematical $65,320
Architecture & Engineering $73,600
Life, Physical, & Social Science $49,670
Community & Social Service $43,150
Legal $60,370
Education, Training, & Library $45,230
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $32,420
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $68,290
Healthcare Support $31,880
Protective Service $46,140
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,000
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,290
Personal Care & Service $24,860
Sales & Related $26,620
Office & Administrative Support $32,600
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,700
Construction & Extraction $45,330
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,920
Production $36,280
Transportation & Material Moving $31,820