Living Wage Calculation for Kennewick-Richland, WA

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 $10.76 $24.24 $29.02 $36.39 $18.11 $21.83 $24.44 $27.52 $8.62 $13.30 $15.87 $18.68
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 $6,924 $10,488 $10,488 $14,352 $8,496 $10,488 $10,488 $14,352 $6,924 $10,488 $10,488 $14,352
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 $19,634 $44,251 $52,966 $66,418 $33,058 $39,855 $44,607 $50,229 $31,486 $48,567 $57,943 $68,188
Annual taxes $2,739 $6,173 $7,389 $9,265 $4,612 $5,560 $6,223 $7,007 $4,392 $6,775 $8,083 $9,512
Required annual income before taxes $22,373 $50,424 $60,355 $75,684 $37,669 $45,414 $50,830 $57,236 $35,878 $55,342 $66,026 $77,700

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $121,121
Business & Financial Operations $74,993
Computer & Mathematical $88,675
Architecture & Engineering $104,723
Life, Physical, & Social Science $89,817
Community & Social Service $50,952
Legal $74,572
Education, Training, & Library $48,463
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,474
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $76,382
Healthcare Support $30,954
Protective Service $57,474
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,368
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $30,183
Personal Care & Service $27,642
Sales & Related $27,456
Office & Administrative Support $37,857
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,234
Construction & Extraction $51,827
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,720
Production $39,225
Transportation & Material Moving $32,044