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 $11.01 $23.37 $28.48 $35.74 $17.18 $20.44 $22.98 $25.41 $8.59 $12.80 $15.57 $18.29
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 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00

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 $3,509 $5,176 $7,786 $10,321 $6,434 $8,011 $10,339 $12,583 $6,434 $8,011 $10,339 $12,583
Child Care $0 $9,307 $14,727 $20,148 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,307 $14,727 $20,148
Medical $2,416 $6,083 $5,872 $5,936 $5,003 $5,872 $5,936 $5,903 $5,003 $5,872 $5,936 $5,903
Housing $8,076 $11,110 $11,110 $14,010 $9,064 $11,110 $11,110 $14,010 $9,064 $11,110 $11,110 $14,010
Transportation $3,764 $6,855 $7,901 $9,258 $6,855 $7,901 $9,258 $8,845 $6,855 $7,901 $9,258 $8,845
Other $2,096 $3,644 $3,987 $4,819 $3,644 $3,987 $4,819 $4,502 $3,644 $3,987 $4,819 $4,502
Required annual income after taxes $19,863 $42,175 $51,383 $64,491 $31,000 $36,881 $41,462 $45,843 $31,000 $46,187 $56,189 $65,990
Annual taxes $3,033 $6,440 $7,846 $9,848 $4,734 $5,632 $6,331 $7,000 $4,734 $7,053 $8,580 $10,077
Required annual income before taxes $22,896 $48,615 $59,229 $74,338 $35,734 $42,512 $47,793 $52,843 $35,734 $53,240 $64,769 $76,067

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $110,860
Business & Financial Operations $67,740
Computer & Mathematical $78,680
Architecture & Engineering $83,810
Life, Physical, & Social Science $68,920
Community & Social Service $42,710
Legal $70,840
Education, Training, & Library $61,360
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $47,300
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $71,870
Healthcare Support $28,990
Protective Service $47,160
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,190
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,770
Personal Care & Service $22,510
Sales & Related $27,090
Office & Administrative Support $36,450
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $19,200
Construction & Extraction $44,700
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,000
Production $31,780
Transportation & Material Moving $31,160