Living Wage Calculation for Olympia-Tumwater, 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 $12.56 $25.86 $30.63 $39.23 $19.40 $23.45 $26.05 $30.36 $9.53 $14.11 $16.68 $20.10
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 $10,224 $13,440 $13,440 $19,548 $10,848 $13,440 $13,440 $19,548 $10,224 $13,440 $13,440 $19,548
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 $22,934 $47,203 $55,918 $71,614 $35,410 $42,807 $47,559 $55,425 $34,786 $51,519 $60,895 $73,384
Annual taxes $3,199 $6,585 $7,801 $9,990 $4,940 $5,972 $6,635 $7,732 $4,853 $7,187 $8,495 $10,237
Required annual income before taxes $26,133 $53,788 $63,719 $81,605 $40,349 $48,778 $54,194 $63,157 $39,638 $58,705 $69,390 $83,621

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $93,253
Business & Financial Operations $61,065
Computer & Mathematical $80,322
Architecture & Engineering $77,380
Life, Physical, & Social Science $69,294
Community & Social Service $55,499
Legal $86,515
Education, Training, & Library $50,222
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $48,545
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $72,607
Healthcare Support $31,108
Protective Service $54,975
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,913
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $32,435
Personal Care & Service $26,603
Sales & Related $29,586
Office & Administrative Support $39,132
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $34,966
Construction & Extraction $53,030
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,562
Production $38,351
Transportation & Material Moving $32,857