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 $21.82 $41.69 $51.06 $69.54 $32.27 $39.59 $45.48 $53.23 $15.60 $22.70 $28.55 $35.34
Poverty Wage $7.13 $9.63 $12.14 $14.65 $9.63 $12.14 $14.65 $17.16 $4.82 $6.07 $7.33 $8.58
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 $3,999 $5,893 $8,853 $11,742 $7,332 $9,124 $11,764 $14,321 $7,332 $9,124 $11,764 $14,321
Child Care $0 $9,413 $18,826 $28,239 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,413 $18,826 $28,239
Medical $1,888 $7,167 $6,954 $7,263 $5,854 $6,954 $7,263 $7,052 $5,854 $6,954 $7,263 $7,052
Housing $17,196 $24,876 $24,876 $35,604 $18,924 $24,876 $24,876 $35,604 $17,196 $24,876 $24,876 $35,604
Transportation $4,938 $8,762 $11,391 $13,456 $8,762 $11,391 $13,456 $14,613 $8,762 $11,391 $13,456 $14,613
Civic $2,581 $4,144 $5,120 $6,686 $4,144 $5,120 $6,686 $5,314 $4,144 $5,120 $6,686 $5,314
Other $4,748 $7,080 $6,477 $9,424 $7,080 $6,477 $9,424 $9,115 $7,080 $6,477 $9,424 $9,115
Required annual income after taxes $35,473 $67,459 $82,620 $112,537 $52,219 $64,066 $73,591 $86,143 $50,491 $73,479 $92,417 $114,382
Annual taxes $9,918 $19,249 $23,575 $32,112 $14,901 $18,281 $20,999 $24,581 $14,408 $20,967 $26,371 $32,639
Required annual income before taxes $45,391 $86,708 $106,195 $144,649 $67,120 $82,347 $94,590 $110,724 $64,899 $94,446 $118,788 $147,021

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $110,766
Business & Financial Operations $72,728
Computer & Mathematical $85,632
Architecture & Engineering $91,036
Life, Physical, & Social Science $75,874
Community & Social Service $55,619
Legal $81,170
Education, Training, & Library $53,575
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $56,250
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $105,737
Healthcare Support $37,172
Protective Service $45,753
Food Preparation & Serving Related $34,871
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $41,998
Personal Care & Service $32,111
Sales & Related $35,545
Office & Administrative Support $45,079
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $44,694
Construction & Extraction $79,073
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $64,821
Production $43,549
Transportation & Material Moving $43,271