Living Wage Calculation for Rhode Island

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 (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $10.98 $24.15 $29.37 $36.36 $17.44 $21.08 $23.20 $26.23 $8.45 $13.17 $15.81 $18.89
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 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75

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 (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,435 $5,065 $7,611 $10,104 $6,297 $7,841 $10,111 $12,318 $6,297 $7,841 $10,111 $12,318
Child Care $0 $9,510 $15,185 $20,861 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,510 $15,185 $20,861
Medical $2,479 $6,760 $6,588 $6,449 $4,982 $6,588 $6,449 $6,674 $4,982 $6,588 $6,449 $6,674
Housing $8,076 $11,110 $11,110 $14,010 $9,064 $11,110 $11,110 $14,010 $8,076 $11,110 $11,110 $14,010
Transportation $3,542 $7,002 $8,003 $8,947 $7,002 $8,003 $8,947 $9,182 $7,002 $8,003 $8,947 $9,182
Other $2,281 $4,128 $4,495 $5,246 $4,128 $4,495 $5,246 $5,141 $4,128 $4,495 $5,246 $5,141
Required annual income after taxes $19,814 $43,575 $52,992 $65,618 $31,473 $38,036 $41,863 $47,324 $30,486 $47,546 $57,049 $68,185
Annual taxes $3,026 $6,654 $8,092 $10,020 $4,806 $5,808 $6,393 $7,226 $4,655 $7,260 $8,711 $10,412
Required annual income before taxes $22,840 $50,229 $61,084 $75,637 $36,279 $43,844 $48,256 $54,551 $35,141 $54,807 $65,760 $78,597

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $109,570
Business & Financial Operations $66,330
Computer & Mathematical $77,410
Architecture & Engineering $81,360
Life, Physical, & Social Science $67,490
Community & Social Service $39,160
Legal $59,840
Education, Training, & Library $60,850
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,020
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $70,540
Healthcare Support $29,160
Protective Service $48,470
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,250
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,010
Personal Care & Service $22,600
Sales & Related $25,740
Office & Administrative Support $35,810
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $18,610
Construction & Extraction $46,880
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,620
Production $30,140
Transportation & Material Moving $29,590