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 $9.65 $21.99 $27.08 $33.71 $16.32 $20.77 $23.34 $26.03 $12.56 $7.85 $12.56 $14.89 $17.29
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 $5,904 $9,108 $9,108 $12,468 $7,056 $9,108 $9,108 $12,468 $5,904 $9,108 $9,108 $12,468
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 $17,645 $40,221 $49,522 $61,650 $29,848 $37,975 $42,682 $47,605 $28,696 $45,928 $54,466 $63,221
Annual taxes $2,425 $5,527 $6,805 $8,471 $4,101 $5,218 $5,865 $6,541 $3,943 $6,311 $7,484 $8,687
Required annual income before taxes $20,070 $45,748 $56,327 $70,122 $33,949 $43,193 $48,546 $54,146 $52,239 $32,639 $52,239 $61,950 $71,908

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,350
Business & Financial Operations $56,690
Computer & Mathematical $60,190
Architecture & Engineering $60,440
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,050
Community & Social Service $40,160
Legal $54,840
Education, Training, & Library $41,460
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,990
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,620
Healthcare Support $28,160
Protective Service $44,130
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,790
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,190
Personal Care & Service $24,410
Sales & Related $25,820
Office & Administrative Support $33,430
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,030
Construction & Extraction $42,270
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,300
Production $30,160
Transportation & Material Moving $28,260