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 $10.84 $24.29 $29.07 $36.91 $17.81 $21.88 $24.49 $28.04 $8.67 $13.33 $15.90 $18.94
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
Minimum Wage $11.50 $11.50 $11.50 $11.50 $11.50 $11.50 $11.50 $11.50 $11.50 $11.50 $11.50 $11.50

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 $3,573 $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 $8,712 $13,336 $17,959 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,712 $13,336 $17,959
Medical $1,955 $7,170 $6,827 $6,909 $5,397 $6,827 $6,909 $6,628 $5,397 $6,827 $6,909 $6,628
Housing $7,081 $10,581 $10,581 $15,315 $7,951 $10,581 $10,581 $15,315 $7,081 $10,581 $10,581 $15,315
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 $19,790 $44,344 $53,059 $67,381 $32,512 $39,948 $44,700 $51,192 $31,642 $48,660 $58,036 $69,151
Annual taxes $2,761 $6,186 $7,402 $9,400 $4,535 $5,573 $6,236 $7,141 $4,414 $6,788 $8,096 $9,647
Required annual income before taxes $22,551 $50,530 $60,461 $76,781 $37,048 $45,520 $50,936 $58,333 $36,056 $55,448 $66,132 $78,797

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,181
Business & Financial Operations $68,646
Computer & Mathematical $72,689
Architecture & Engineering $96,504
Life, Physical, & Social Science $68,368
Community & Social Service $48,288
Legal $55,221
Education, Training, & Library $50,325
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,367
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,336
Healthcare Support $27,734
Protective Service $53,462
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,502
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,670
Personal Care & Service $30,059
Sales & Related $31,612
Office & Administrative Support $35,738
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,423
Construction & Extraction $48,977
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,543
Production $35,563
Transportation & Material Moving $37,116