Living Wage Calculation for Mason County, Washington

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual in a household must earn to support his or herself and their family. The assumption is the sole provider is working full-time (2080 hours per year). The tool provides information for individuals, and households with one or two working adults and zero to three children. In the case of households with two working adults, all values are per working adult, single or in a family unless otherwise noted.

The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. Data are updated annually, in the first quarter of the new year. State minimum wages are determined based on the posted value of the minimum wage as of January one of the coming year (National Conference of State Legislatures, 2019). The poverty rate reflects a person's 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.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children
Living Wage $15.16 $29.17 $36.50 $48.60 $24.36 $28.42 $33.74 $37.28 $12.18 $16.27 $20.99 $24.82
Poverty Wage $6.19 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $14.92 $4.19 $5.28 $6.37 $7.46
Minimum Wage $14.49 $14.49 $14.49 $14.49 $14.49 $14.49 $14.49 $14.49 $14.49 $14.49 $14.49 $14.49

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.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children
Food $3,999 $5,893 $8,853 $11,742 $7,332 $9,124 $11,764 $14,321 $7,332 $9,124 $11,764 $14,321
Child Care $0 $7,368 $14,736 $22,104 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,368 $14,736 $22,104
Medical $2,178 $6,521 $6,308 $6,618 $5,449 $6,308 $6,618 $6,407 $5,449 $6,308 $6,618 $6,407
Housing $8,569 $12,322 $12,322 $16,840 $10,712 $12,322 $12,322 $16,840 $10,712 $12,322 $12,322 $16,840
Transportation $4,938 $8,762 $11,391 $13,456 $8,762 $11,391 $13,456 $14,613 $8,762 $11,391 $13,456 $14,613
Civic $2,581 $4,144 $5,120 $6,686 $4,144 $5,120 $6,686 $5,314 $4,144 $5,120 $6,686 $5,314
Other $4,748 $7,080 $6,477 $9,424 $7,080 $6,477 $9,424 $9,115 $7,080 $6,477 $9,424 $9,115
Required annual income after taxes $27,136 $52,214 $65,330 $86,992 $43,602 $50,866 $60,391 $66,734 $43,602 $58,234 $75,127 $88,838
Annual taxes $4,399 $8,465 $10,591 $14,103 $7,069 $8,246 $9,790 $10,819 $7,069 $9,441 $12,179 $14,402
Required annual income before taxes $31,536 $60,678 $75,921 $101,095 $50,671 $59,112 $70,181 $77,552 $50,671 $67,674 $87,306 $103,239

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $134,606
Business & Financial Operations $84,444
Computer & Mathematical $131,043
Architecture & Engineering $101,736
Life, Physical, & Social Science $79,758
Community & Social Service $55,683
Legal $91,357
Education, Training, & Library $59,909
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $62,071
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $90,693
Healthcare Support $37,899
Protective Service $60,819
Food Preparation & Serving Related $34,390
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $38,306
Personal Care & Service $37,846
Sales & Related $41,002
Office & Administrative Support $47,005
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,534
Construction & Extraction $66,533
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $60,947
Production $46,952
Transportation & Material Moving $43,207