Living Wage Calculation for Winchester, VA

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 $12.15 $25.82 $30.05 $37.56 $18.65 $23.27 $25.82 $29.38 $27.29 $9.31 $14.04 $16.36 $19.18
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 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

*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 $2,994 $4,413 $6,644 $8,812 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741
Child Care $0 $8,427 $12,056 $15,685 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,427 $12,056 $15,685
Medical $2,472 $8,023 $7,679 $7,762 $5,586 $7,679 $7,762 $7,481 $5,586 $7,679 $7,762 $7,481
Housing $8,388 $11,232 $11,232 $16,080 $8,448 $11,232 $11,232 $16,080 $8,388 $11,232 $11,232 $16,080
Transportation $4,623 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329
Other $2,824 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808
Required annual income after taxes $21,300 $45,215 $52,615 $65,733 $32,643 $40,747 $45,210 $51,439 $32,583 $49,174 $57,266 $67,124
Annual taxes $3,964 $8,494 $9,896 $12,391 $6,140 $7,648 $8,493 $9,682 $6,132 $9,244 $10,778 $12,654
Required annual income before taxes $25,264 $53,709 $62,512 $78,123 $38,783 $48,395 $53,703 $61,121 $56,766 $38,714 $58,419 $68,044 $79,778

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $103,108
Business & Financial Operations $68,410
Computer & Mathematical $79,736
Architecture & Engineering $79,900
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,104
Community & Social Service $43,854
Legal $52,434
Education, Training, & Library $46,837
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,921
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $67,371
Healthcare Support $29,360
Protective Service $40,387
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,914
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,658
Personal Care & Service $22,642
Sales & Related $25,070
Office & Administrative Support $35,624
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $40,315
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,471
Production $37,764
Transportation & Material Moving $33,958