Living Wage Calculation for Walla Walla, 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 $15.56 $31.15 $39.49 $53.38 $24.34 $29.39 $34.71 $39.04 $11.78 $17.26 $22.48 $27.21
Poverty Wage $6.19 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $14.92 $4.19 $5.28 $6.37 $7.46
Minimum Wage $14.49 $14.49 $14.49 $14.49 $14.49 $14.49 $14.49 $14.49 $14.49 $14.49 $14.49 $14.49

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 $9,174 $18,347 $27,521 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,174 $18,347 $27,521
Medical $2,178 $6,521 $6,308 $6,618 $5,449 $6,308 $6,618 $6,407 $5,449 $6,308 $6,618 $6,407
Housing $9,280 $14,060 $14,060 $19,978 $10,669 $14,060 $14,060 $19,978 $9,280 $14,060 $14,060 $19,978
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 $27,847 $55,757 $70,679 $95,547 $43,560 $52,604 $62,129 $69,871 $42,170 $61,777 $80,476 $97,392
Annual taxes $4,514 $9,039 $11,458 $15,490 $7,062 $8,528 $10,072 $11,327 $6,836 $10,015 $13,046 $15,789
Required annual income before taxes $32,361 $64,796 $82,137 $111,036 $50,621 $61,132 $72,201 $81,199 $49,006 $71,792 $93,523 $113,181

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $98,889
Business & Financial Operations $75,349
Computer & Mathematical $81,652
Architecture & Engineering $97,638
Life, Physical, & Social Science $73,595
Community & Social Service $58,176
Legal $74,322
Education, Training, & Library $0
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $52,441
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $85,365
Healthcare Support $33,855
Protective Service $65,869
Food Preparation & Serving Related $33,716
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $36,220
Personal Care & Service $30,698
Sales & Related $34,925
Office & Administrative Support $41,644
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,619
Construction & Extraction $54,388
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $52,740
Production $41,409
Transportation & Material Moving $38,499