Living Wage Calculation for Urban Honolulu, HI

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 $16.46 $28.60 $31.36 $41.09 $24.75 $30.72 $33.52 $41.00 $11.80 $15.57 $17.14 $21.06
Poverty Wage $6.71 $9.10 $11.49 $13.88 $9.10 $11.49 $13.88 $16.27 $4.55 $5.75 $6.94 $8.13
Minimum Wage $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10

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 $698 $1,312 $1,926 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $698 $1,312 $1,926
Medical $1,665 $6,477 $6,133 $6,215 $5,328 $6,133 $6,215 $5,935 $5,328 $6,133 $6,215 $5,935
Housing $16,224 $24,372 $24,372 $35,448 $18,324 $24,372 $24,372 $35,448 $16,224 $24,372 $24,372 $35,448
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 $28,645 $49,428 $54,133 $70,788 $42,817 $53,045 $57,798 $70,631 $40,717 $53,743 $59,110 $72,557
Annual taxes $5,601 $10,059 $11,101 $14,677 $8,669 $10,860 $11,915 $14,642 $8,376 $11,015 $12,206 $15,070
Required annual income before taxes $34,246 $59,487 $65,234 $85,465 $51,486 $63,905 $69,713 $85,274 $49,093 $64,758 $71,316 $87,627

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $99,528
Business & Financial Operations $67,257
Computer & Mathematical $81,104
Architecture & Engineering $83,141
Life, Physical, & Social Science $71,845
Community & Social Service $53,545
Legal $81,989
Education, Training, & Library $49,944
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $49,924
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $88,377
Healthcare Support $34,750
Protective Service $0
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,348
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $34,884
Personal Care & Service $26,428
Sales & Related $27,755
Office & Administrative Support $39,215
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $41,035
Construction & Extraction $69,428
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $56,939
Production $36,993
Transportation & Material Moving $39,091