Living Wage Calculation for Yakima, 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 $10.79 $24.23 $29.00 $36.34 $17.88 $21.82 $24.42 $27.47 $25.77 $8.64 $13.30 $15.87 $18.65
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 $6,984 $10,464 $10,464 $14,268 $8,076 $10,464 $10,464 $14,268 $6,984 $10,464 $10,464 $14,268
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 $19,694 $44,227 $52,942 $66,334 $32,638 $39,831 $44,583 $50,145 $31,546 $48,543 $57,919 $68,104
Annual taxes $2,747 $6,170 $7,385 $9,254 $4,553 $5,556 $6,219 $6,995 $4,401 $6,772 $8,080 $9,500
Required annual income before taxes $22,441 $50,397 $60,328 $75,588 $37,191 $45,387 $50,803 $57,140 $53,607 $35,946 $55,314 $65,999 $77,604

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $94,076
Business & Financial Operations $59,604
Computer & Mathematical $68,214
Architecture & Engineering $67,545
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,629
Community & Social Service $43,679
Legal $61,363
Education, Training, & Library $46,344
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,426
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $72,895
Healthcare Support $31,520
Protective Service $48,103
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,450
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,765
Personal Care & Service $27,549
Sales & Related $28,557
Office & Administrative Support $36,787
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,341
Construction & Extraction $46,323
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,402
Production $35,141
Transportation & Material Moving $31,633