Living Wage Calculation for Mount Vernon-Anacortes, 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 $16.00 $31.57 $39.97 $54.15 $24.91 $29.75 $35.07 $39.63 $12.00 $17.47 $22.72 $27.59
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 $9,280 $18,560 $27,839 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,280 $18,560 $27,839
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 $10,068 $14,700 $14,700 $21,036 $11,688 $14,700 $14,700 $21,036 $10,068 $14,700 $14,700 $21,036
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 $28,635 $56,504 $71,532 $96,923 $44,578 $53,244 $62,769 $70,929 $42,958 $62,524 $81,329 $98,768
Annual taxes $4,642 $9,160 $11,596 $15,713 $7,227 $8,632 $10,176 $11,499 $6,964 $10,136 $13,185 $16,012
Required annual income before taxes $33,277 $65,664 $83,129 $112,636 $51,805 $61,876 $72,945 $82,428 $49,923 $72,660 $94,514 $114,780

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $111,087
Business & Financial Operations $70,513
Computer & Mathematical $89,848
Architecture & Engineering $87,729
Life, Physical, & Social Science $70,567
Community & Social Service $54,153
Legal $60,402
Education, Training, & Library $55,019
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,993
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $84,380
Healthcare Support $37,921
Protective Service $65,570
Food Preparation & Serving Related $33,331
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $34,882
Personal Care & Service $34,251
Sales & Related $34,786
Office & Administrative Support $45,143
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $40,917
Construction & Extraction $69,946
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $59,021
Production $47,519
Transportation & Material Moving $46,352