Living Wage Calculation for San Juan 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 $12.04 $25.76 $30.54 $38.38 $18.92 $23.35 $25.96 $29.51 $9.46 $14.06 $16.63 $19.67
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
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

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 $3,573 $5,267 $7,929 $10,517 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820
Child Care $0 $8,712 $13,336 $17,959 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,712 $13,336 $17,959
Medical $1,955 $7,170 $6,827 $6,909 $5,397 $6,827 $6,909 $6,628 $5,397 $6,827 $6,909 $6,628
Housing $9,264 $13,260 $13,260 $17,988 $9,972 $13,260 $13,260 $17,988 $9,972 $13,260 $13,260 $17,988
Transportation $4,206 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307
Other $2,976 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121
Required annual income after taxes $21,974 $47,023 $55,738 $70,054 $34,534 $42,627 $47,379 $53,865 $34,534 $51,339 $60,715 $71,824
Annual taxes $3,065 $6,560 $7,775 $9,773 $4,817 $5,946 $6,609 $7,514 $4,817 $7,162 $8,470 $10,019
Required annual income before taxes $25,039 $53,583 $63,514 $79,827 $39,351 $48,573 $53,989 $61,379 $39,351 $58,500 $69,185 $81,843

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $114,702
Business & Financial Operations $73,347
Computer & Mathematical $107,357
Architecture & Engineering $92,800
Life, Physical, & Social Science $69,099
Community & Social Service $49,039
Legal $84,427
Education, Training, & Library $51,755
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $51,559
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $77,205
Healthcare Support $34,349
Protective Service $53,452
Food Preparation & Serving Related $26,376
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $31,571
Personal Care & Service $28,794
Sales & Related $32,775
Office & Administrative Support $39,935
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,822
Construction & Extraction $55,612
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $52,228
Production $41,046
Transportation & Material Moving $37,003