Living Wage Calculation for Providence-Warwick, RI

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 $12.84 $27.21 $32.52 $40.03 $20.17 $24.27 $26.87 $30.37 $9.76 $14.95 $17.63 $20.77
Poverty Wage $6.00 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $14.50 $4.06 $5.13 $6.19 $7.25
Minimum Wage $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50

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 $3,495 $5,163 $7,760 $10,292 $6,408 $7,987 $10,303 $12,545 $6,408 $7,987 $10,303 $12,545
Child Care $0 $9,963 $14,803 $19,643 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,963 $14,803 $19,643
Medical $2,826 $7,483 $7,195 $7,315 $6,032 $7,195 $7,315 $7,216 $6,032 $7,195 $7,315 $7,216
Housing $9,587 $13,065 $13,065 $16,606 $10,777 $13,065 $13,065 $16,606 $9,587 $13,065 $13,065 $16,606
Transportation $3,899 $7,602 $9,644 $10,506 $7,602 $9,644 $10,506 $11,013 $7,602 $9,644 $10,506 $11,013
Other $2,890 $4,818 $5,003 $6,293 $4,818 $5,003 $6,293 $6,296 $4,818 $5,003 $6,293 $6,296
Required annual income after taxes $22,698 $48,093 $57,469 $70,655 $35,637 $42,892 $47,482 $53,676 $34,447 $52,855 $62,285 $73,319
Annual taxes $4,016 $8,507 $10,167 $12,607 $6,307 $7,587 $8,399 $9,493 $6,141 $9,350 $11,045 $13,105
Required annual income before taxes $26,714 $56,601 $67,636 $83,262 $41,944 $50,479 $55,881 $63,169 $40,589 $62,206 $73,330 $86,424

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $119,284
Business & Financial Operations $73,197
Computer & Mathematical $86,899
Architecture & Engineering $85,761
Life, Physical, & Social Science $77,487
Community & Social Service $48,303
Legal $76,226
Education, Training, & Library $60,887
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $52,979
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $76,673
Healthcare Support $32,761
Protective Service $49,117
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,483
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $30,718
Personal Care & Service $27,709
Sales & Related $29,204
Office & Administrative Support $39,348
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $36,787
Construction & Extraction $52,715
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,303
Production $37,132
Transportation & Material Moving $31,379