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 $14.83 $30.58 $38.44 $49.51 $23.42 $27.86 $31.82 $34.39 $11.37 $16.71 $21.11 $25.00
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 $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 $3,690 $5,424 $8,118 $10,793 $6,764 $8,406 $10,806 $13,174 $6,764 $8,406 $10,806 $13,174
Child Care $0 $8,799 $17,598 $26,397 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,799 $17,598 $26,397
Medical $2,879 $7,628 $7,316 $7,456 $5,825 $7,316 $7,456 $7,109 $5,825 $7,316 $7,456 $7,109
Housing $9,699 $13,235 $13,235 $16,762 $10,875 $13,235 $13,235 $16,762 $9,699 $13,235 $13,235 $16,762
Transportation $4,332 $7,945 $9,889 $11,773 $7,945 $9,889 $11,773 $10,684 $7,945 $9,889 $11,773 $10,684
Civic $1,702 $3,655 $3,341 $3,879 $3,655 $3,341 $3,879 $3,743 $3,655 $3,341 $3,879 $3,743
Other $3,078 $5,023 $5,514 $6,665 $5,023 $5,514 $6,665 $6,684 $5,023 $5,514 $6,665 $6,684
Required annual income after taxes $25,379 $51,709 $65,010 $83,724 $40,089 $47,700 $53,814 $58,157 $38,912 $56,499 $71,412 $84,553
Annual taxes $5,458 $11,894 $14,953 $19,258 $8,622 $10,259 $12,378 $13,377 $8,369 $12,996 $16,426 $19,448
Required annual income before taxes $30,837 $63,603 $79,963 $102,982 $48,710 $57,959 $66,192 $71,533 $47,281 $69,495 $87,837 $104,001

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $125,630
Business & Financial Operations $76,125
Computer & Mathematical $87,573
Architecture & Engineering $88,033
Life, Physical, & Social Science $78,652
Community & Social Service $50,037
Legal $77,568
Education, Training, & Library $65,905
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $56,523
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $81,312
Healthcare Support $32,942
Protective Service $49,434
Food Preparation & Serving Related $26,875
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $30,968
Personal Care & Service $29,188
Sales & Related $31,121
Office & Administrative Support $42,170
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $34,917
Construction & Extraction $54,436
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,689
Production $38,047
Transportation & Material Moving $33,137