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 $10.23 $23.67 $27.96 $35.64 $17.44 $20.83 $23.84 $26.66 $16.50 $8.43 $12.78 $15.55 $18.22
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 $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 $3,564 $5,245 $7,893 $10,476 $6,533 $8,124 $10,487 $12,773 $6,533 $8,124 $10,487 $12,773
Child Care $0 $8,659 $13,253 $17,848 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,659 $13,253 $17,848
Medical $1,984 $7,032 $6,751 $6,808 $5,264 $6,751 $6,808 $6,478 $5,264 $6,751 $6,808 $6,478
Housing $6,456 $9,768 $9,768 $13,476 $7,536 $9,768 $9,768 $13,476 $6,456 $9,768 $9,768 $13,476
Transportation $3,860 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $10,013 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $10,013
Other $2,803 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $5,932 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $5,932
Required annual income after taxes $18,667 $43,212 $51,037 $65,054 $31,842 $38,015 $43,509 $48,671 $30,762 $46,674 $56,762 $66,519
Annual taxes $2,604 $6,028 $7,120 $9,075 $4,442 $5,303 $6,070 $6,790 $4,291 $6,511 $7,918 $9,279
Required annual income before taxes $21,271 $49,240 $58,156 $74,129 $36,284 $43,318 $49,579 $55,461 $51,487 $35,053 $53,185 $64,681 $75,799

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $92,998
Business & Financial Operations $57,831
Computer & Mathematical $62,628
Architecture & Engineering $64,227
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,986
Community & Social Service $43,019
Legal $56,375
Education, Training, & Library $42,435
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,641
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $69,259
Healthcare Support $29,992
Protective Service $44,875
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,282
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,183
Personal Care & Service $25,564
Sales & Related $27,808
Office & Administrative Support $35,393
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,476
Construction & Extraction $45,069
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,866
Production $32,390
Transportation & Material Moving $32,298