Living Wage Calculation for Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

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 $15.25 $26.84 $29.97 $38.44 $23.30 $29.32 $32.04 $38.90 $11.16 $14.87 $16.41 $20.03
Poverty Wage $6.91 $9.36 $11.80 $14.24 $9.36 $11.80 $14.24 $16.68 $4.68 $5.90 $7.12 $8.34
Minimum Wage $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10

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 $3,592 $5,306 $7,976 $10,578 $6,586 $8,208 $10,589 $12,893 $6,586 $8,208 $10,589 $12,893
Child Care $0 $710 $1,334 $1,958 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $710 $1,334 $1,958
Medical $1,757 $7,465 $7,176 $7,297 $5,018 $7,176 $7,297 $7,198 $5,018 $7,176 $7,297 $7,198
Housing $14,232 $20,100 $20,100 $28,992 $16,020 $20,100 $20,100 $28,992 $14,232 $20,100 $20,100 $28,992
Transportation $4,094 $7,982 $10,126 $11,032 $7,982 $10,126 $11,032 $11,564 $7,982 $10,126 $11,032 $11,564
Other $2,734 $4,558 $4,732 $5,953 $4,558 $4,732 $5,953 $5,955 $4,558 $4,732 $5,953 $5,955
Required annual income after taxes $26,410 $46,120 $51,444 $65,809 $40,164 $50,343 $54,970 $66,603 $38,376 $51,053 $56,304 $68,561
Annual taxes $5,301 $9,710 $10,892 $14,140 $8,300 $10,648 $11,675 $14,316 $8,051 $10,806 $11,971 $14,751
Required annual income before taxes $31,710 $55,831 $62,337 $79,949 $48,464 $60,991 $66,646 $80,919 $46,427 $61,859 $68,276 $83,312

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,704
Business & Financial Operations $59,515
Computer & Mathematical $72,648
Architecture & Engineering $72,404
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,223
Community & Social Service $48,934
Legal $67,850
Education, Training, & Library $49,269
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,765
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $78,310
Healthcare Support $36,553
Protective Service $49,991
Food Preparation & Serving Related $38,149
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $37,935
Personal Care & Service $30,271
Sales & Related $30,495
Office & Administrative Support $39,978
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $38,494
Construction & Extraction $62,565
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $54,778
Production $40,070
Transportation & Material Moving $37,884