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 $16.59 $29.42 $32.55 $42.20 $24.80 $31.90 $34.62 $42.67 $11.83 $16.16 $17.70 $21.91
Poverty Wage $6.91 $9.36 $11.80 $14.24 $9.36 $11.80 $14.24 $16.68 $4.68 $5.90 $7.12 $8.34
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 $3,592 $5,306 $7,976 $10,578 $6,586 $8,208 $10,589 $12,893 $6,586 $8,208 $10,589 $12,893
Child Care $0 $710 $1,334 $1,958 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $710 $1,334 $1,958
Medical $1,757 $7,465 $7,176 $7,297 $5,018 $7,176 $7,297 $7,198 $5,018 $7,176 $7,297 $7,198
Housing $16,680 $24,804 $24,804 $35,868 $18,756 $24,804 $24,804 $35,868 $16,680 $24,804 $24,804 $35,868
Transportation $4,094 $7,982 $10,126 $11,032 $7,982 $10,126 $11,032 $11,564 $7,982 $10,126 $11,032 $11,564
Other $2,734 $4,558 $4,732 $5,953 $4,558 $4,732 $5,953 $5,955 $4,558 $4,732 $5,953 $5,955
Required annual income after taxes $28,858 $50,824 $56,148 $72,685 $42,900 $55,047 $59,674 $73,479 $40,824 $55,757 $61,008 $75,437
Annual taxes $5,642 $10,367 $11,549 $15,099 $8,682 $11,304 $12,331 $15,275 $8,392 $11,462 $12,628 $15,710
Required annual income before taxes $34,500 $61,191 $67,697 $87,784 $51,582 $66,351 $72,006 $88,754 $49,216 $67,219 $73,636 $91,147

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $101,862
Business & Financial Operations $67,779
Computer & Mathematical $80,434
Architecture & Engineering $81,288
Life, Physical, & Social Science $71,276
Community & Social Service $52,481
Legal $78,706
Education, Training, & Library $49,909
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $49,798
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $91,280
Healthcare Support $35,262
Protective Service $40,110
Food Preparation & Serving Related $28,319
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $35,577
Personal Care & Service $27,618
Sales & Related $29,651
Office & Administrative Support $39,196
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $40,548
Construction & Extraction $70,371
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $57,401
Production $36,248
Transportation & Material Moving $39,267