Living Wage Calculation for Longview, 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 $12.95 $27.79 $35.05 $46.28 $21.29 $26.01 $29.56 $32.88 $10.28 $15.31 $19.38 $23.35
Poverty Wage $6.13 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $14.75 $4.14 $5.22 $6.30 $7.38
Minimum Wage $13.50 $13.50 $13.50 $13.50 $13.50 $13.50 $13.50 $13.50 $13.50 $13.50 $13.50 $13.50

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 $3,792 $5,574 $8,343 $11,093 $6,952 $8,639 $11,106 $13,540 $6,952 $8,639 $11,106 $13,540
Child Care $0 $8,243 $16,486 $24,729 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,243 $16,486 $24,729
Medical $2,206 $6,692 $6,380 $6,520 $4,737 $6,380 $6,520 $6,173 $4,737 $6,380 $6,520 $6,173
Housing $7,680 $11,796 $11,796 $17,016 $8,988 $11,796 $11,796 $17,016 $7,680 $11,796 $11,796 $17,016
Transportation $4,900 $8,987 $11,186 $13,317 $8,987 $11,186 $13,317 $12,085 $8,987 $11,186 $13,317 $12,085
Civic $1,811 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982
Other $2,794 $4,553 $4,996 $6,037 $4,553 $4,996 $6,037 $6,055 $4,553 $4,996 $6,037 $6,055
Required annual income after taxes $23,183 $49,734 $62,742 $82,839 $38,106 $46,551 $52,903 $58,851 $36,798 $54,794 $69,389 $83,580
Annual taxes $3,758 $8,063 $10,171 $13,429 $6,178 $7,547 $8,576 $9,541 $5,966 $8,883 $11,249 $13,550
Required annual income before taxes $26,941 $57,797 $72,913 $96,268 $44,284 $54,098 $61,479 $68,392 $42,763 $63,677 $80,638 $97,130

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $111,042
Business & Financial Operations $65,403
Computer & Mathematical $76,238
Architecture & Engineering $82,294
Life, Physical, & Social Science $72,289
Community & Social Service $51,746
Legal $66,068
Education, Training, & Library $50,201
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,602
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $72,237
Healthcare Support $31,080
Protective Service $59,337
Food Preparation & Serving Related $27,285
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $30,139
Personal Care & Service $32,472
Sales & Related $30,814
Office & Administrative Support $41,260
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $53,690
Construction & Extraction $57,679
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $57,188
Production $45,986
Transportation & Material Moving $37,178