Living Wage Calculation for Spokane-Spokane Valley, 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 $12.69 $27.13 $34.19 $44.94 $20.97 $25.56 $29.11 $32.17 $10.15 $14.98 $18.95 $22.68
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 $7,870 $15,740 $23,610 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,870 $15,740 $23,610
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 $7,219 $10,988 $10,988 $15,735 $8,412 $10,988 $10,988 $15,735 $7,219 $10,988 $10,988 $15,735
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 $22,722 $48,553 $61,188 $80,438 $37,530 $45,744 $52,095 $57,570 $36,337 $53,614 $67,835 $81,180
Annual taxes $3,684 $7,871 $9,919 $13,040 $6,084 $7,416 $8,445 $9,333 $5,891 $8,692 $10,997 $13,160
Required annual income before taxes $26,405 $56,424 $71,107 $93,478 $43,614 $53,160 $60,541 $66,903 $42,227 $62,305 $78,832 $94,340

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $101,681
Business & Financial Operations $63,838
Computer & Mathematical $73,158
Architecture & Engineering $75,624
Life, Physical, & Social Science $67,818
Community & Social Service $48,799
Legal $71,562
Education, Training, & Library $52,810
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,717
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $76,371
Healthcare Support $31,919
Protective Service $49,986
Food Preparation & Serving Related $28,246
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $31,561
Personal Care & Service $33,055
Sales & Related $31,223
Office & Administrative Support $39,111
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $46,293
Construction & Extraction $52,032
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,820
Production $39,930
Transportation & Material Moving $37,106