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 $12.42 $26.50 $30.20 $38.49 $19.15 $23.41 $26.41 $30.15 $18.30 $9.56 $14.12 $16.65 $19.56
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 $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 $2,986 $4,394 $6,613 $8,777 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702
Child Care $0 $8,375 $11,982 $15,588 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,375 $11,982 $15,588
Medical $2,500 $7,881 $7,600 $7,658 $5,453 $7,600 $7,658 $7,328 $5,453 $7,600 $7,658 $7,328
Housing $9,300 $12,444 $12,444 $17,868 $9,360 $12,444 $12,444 $17,868 $9,300 $12,444 $12,444 $17,868
Transportation $4,236 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989
Other $2,656 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620
Required annual income after taxes $21,678 $46,142 $52,565 $66,981 $33,335 $40,777 $45,979 $52,507 $33,275 $49,152 $57,961 $68,095
Annual taxes $4,164 $8,988 $10,257 $13,077 $6,502 $7,922 $8,950 $10,207 $6,494 $9,581 $11,324 $13,296
Required annual income before taxes $25,842 $55,130 $62,822 $80,058 $39,837 $48,699 $54,928 $62,714 $57,091 $39,769 $58,733 $69,284 $81,390

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $98,267
Business & Financial Operations $67,548
Computer & Mathematical $77,326
Architecture & Engineering $76,875
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,347
Community & Social Service $41,830
Legal $59,563
Education, Training, & Library $46,402
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,133
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,667
Healthcare Support $26,496
Protective Service $42,271
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,172
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,596
Personal Care & Service $20,582
Sales & Related $25,359
Office & Administrative Support $34,676
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,382
Construction & Extraction $40,775
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,743
Production $37,013
Transportation & Material Moving $33,077